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Cancer Society Casts Doubt on Value of Prostate Cancer Test

New advice from the American Cancer Society puts a sharper focus on the risks of prostate cancer screening, emphasizing that annual testing can lead to unnecessary biopsies and treatments that do more ... read more

Majority of women diagnosed with breast cancer after screening mammograms get unnecessary treatment, study finds

Instead, the introduction of more effective treatments should get most of the credit for improving survival rates among women diagnosed with breast cancer, the researchers concluded. The findings cast ... read more

Prostate cancer screening? Some men say ‘no’

Not the prostate-specific antigen test ... have cast doubt on the procedures. For instance, a 2006 study of nearly 72,000 men older than 50 at 10 Veterans Affairs hospitals in New England found that t... read more

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Prostate Cancer Screening May Not Significantly Reduce Deaths, Two Studies Find

Men are being urged to carefully consider risks before undergoing prostate cancer screening ... cast new doubt on the utility of one of the most widely used tests for one of the most common cancers. " ... read more


Getting Physicians To Stop Delivering Low-Value Services

Take the PSA, or Prostate Specific Antigen test, widely promoted for more than three decades to screen for prostate cancer. Most patients and physicians ... often unsubstantiated reasons to cast doubt ... read more

New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Boost 'Shared Decision Making'

The American Cancer Society ... lives, cast light on a process you may soon be hearing more about: shared, or informed, decision making. As it applies to prostate cancer screening, that means men elig... read more

Debate Continues Over Best Way To Screen For Prostate Cancer

The cancer society cited concerns that the rectal exam may discourage men from getting screened and uncertainty about the value ... doubt PSA testing catches more cases. Since the test became widespre... read more

Role of Genetic Testing for Inherited Prostate Cancer Risk: Philadelphia Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference 2017

Shore, Atlantic Urology Clinics/Carolina Urologic Research Center, Myrtle Beach, SC; and Richard Wender, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA. Guidelines are limited for genetic testing for prostate c... read more

Cancer screening smackdown continues: Pap smears and colonoscopies take a hit

It’s been a long three weeks for the American Cancer Society. The public relations ... serious flaws in the system for breast and prostate cancer screening and called for new approaches. “Screening ha... read more

CURE Pharmaceutical Initiates Cancer Cannabis Study

The study will research leukemia and prostate ... but not to treat the cancer itself. Technion's lab group has already discovered two new pathways that have been activated by cannabis extracts in canc... read more

42 Strange Symptoms That Can Signal a Serious Disease

A doctor will order blood tests ... ulcer or GI cancer. Pink or red pee is a sign of blood in your urine. The most likely causes are a urinary tract or kidney infection, but it can also be present in ... read more

Progenics Earnings: Get Ready For A Massive Move

The Phase 2 trials were successful, meeting their primary endpoints, and subsequent survival studies and data analyses have served to strengthen the case – despite some efforts by a minority of analys... read more



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