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JULY 18: URO TODAY: A new study finds no clear evidence that any definition of PSA dynamics – pre-treatment PSA velocity (or doubling time) – substantially enhances the predictive accuracy of a single pre-treatment PSA alone. READ MORE>

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JULY 18: NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFOLINK: Latest research on whether PSA tests gives enough information to predict long-term cancer risk shows they may be a signal, but “not enough to light a fire”. READ MORE>

O’Brien et al have now assessed data from a cohort of 2938 patients with two or more PSA values before radical prostatectomy.

“The improvements in predictive accuracy were small, associated with wide confidence intervals, and markedly reduced if additional predictors of stage and grade were included alongside PSA…”

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