Disparities found in PSA testing, prostate cancer care

September 2008
Hem/Onc Today;9/10/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 16, p40
The article examines the disparities in prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing and prostate cancer care cited by different studies. Chuck Scales and his colleagues learned that prostate cancer screening remains potentially suboptimal among high-risk men and found discrepancies in sociodemographic characteristics in the PSA test. Another study showed that PSA-based screening is less effective for obese men.


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