TITLE

- Population-based screening using prostate-specific antigen testing reduced prostate cancer mortality

AUTHOR(S)
Hoffman, Richard M.
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;12/21/2010, Vol. 153 Issue 6, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a study investigating whether population-based screening using prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing is helpful in reducing prostate cancer mortality. As reported, 20 000 randomly selected men of 50 to 64 years of age participated in this study. The study found that prostate cancer mortality was reduced by population-based screening using PSA testing but it increased detection of prostate cancer.
ACCESSION #
63022517

 

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