TITLE

Does PSA screening reduce prostate cancer mortality?

AUTHOR(S)
Vis, Andre N.
PUB. DATE
March 2002
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/5/2002, Vol. 166 Issue 5, p600
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comments on the controversial issue of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for prostate cancer. Data on and possible explanations for the decline in the prostate cancer mortality rate in the U.S.; Reference to a study by the urology department of the University of Innsbruck, Austria that indicated a beneficial effect of prostate cancer screening; Criticism of the PSA screening study by Perron et al in Quebec; View that more screening trials are needed.
ACCESSION #
6303337

 

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