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URO TODAY: A new urine test may be able to discern how serious prostate cancer is, and save men having unnecessary biopsies. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: Dutch medical scientists have worked out a way to use various medical information – including PSA level – to accurately calculate whether a man needs repeated biopsies for suspected prostate cancer. READ MORE>

An individualized screening algorithm using other available pre-biopsy information in addition to PSA level can result in a considerable reduction of unnecessary biopsies. Very few important prostate cancer cases – for which diagnosis at a subsequent screening visit might be too late for treatment with curative intent – would be missed.

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JUNE 6: URO TODAY: Three dimensional color Doppler imaging transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) may be used for prostate cancer screening while reducing unnecessary biopsies in men with elevated PSA levels. READ MORE>

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