One-off PSA screening for prostate cancer does not save lives

Anne Li                                                                                     March 11th, 2018


Inviting men with no symptoms to a one-off PSA test for prostate cancer does not save lives according to results from the largest ever prostate cancer trial conducted over 10 years by Cancer Research UK-funded scientists and published today (Tuesday) in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Oxford found that testing asymptomatic men with PSA detects some disease that would be unlikely to cause any harm but also misses some aggressive and lethal prostate cancers.
See original article at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/press-release/2018-03-06-one-off-psa-screening-for-prostate-cancer-does-not-save-lives

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