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Vast Study Casts Doubts on Value of Mammograms

One of the largest and most meticulous studies of mammography ever done, involving 90,000 women and lasting a quarter-century, has added powerful new doubts about the value ... to prostate-specific ... read more

Study Casts Doubt on Prostate Cancer Test

Most American men over 50 get an annual blood test called ... by the National Cancer Institute. It enrolled almost 19,000 men over 55. An analysis found that men with a PSA level formally considered ... read more

Prostate cancer tests underestimate aggressiveness of disease, says study

It also casts doubt ... slow-growing prostate cancer. Instead, these patients are closely monitored but left alone until tests suggest their condition has worsened. Urological surgeon Greg Shaw, from ... read more

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New evidence shows PSA screening does reduce the risk of death from prostate cancer

New research casts doubt on current guidelines ... The new analysis, funded by the National Cancer Institute, assessed the differences between the 2009 European Randomized Study of Screening for ... read more

New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Boost 'Shared Decision Making'

The American Cancer Society ... screening, published online today in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. But the guidelines, updated after two large trials of prostate cancer screening last year ... read more

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

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

Prostate cancer screening? Some men say ‘no’

Although results of a 15-year longitudinal study of prostate screening efficacy are still out, smaller projects have cast doubt on the procedures ... according to the National Cancer Institute. ... read more

Men with prostate cancer 'falsely' told it is not aggressive

The new findings, published in the British Journal Of Cancer, call into question the ability of experts to grade and stage prostate cancers on the basis of biopsy samples. They also cast doubt ... ... read more

Statins Associated With Reduction in PSA Levels But Implications Are Unclear and Questioned

The use of statins could also "complicate prostate cancer screening because cancers may be missed [because of] the lower PSA levels, and this fact ... Perhaps most important, the editorialists cast ... read more

It’s Misleading to Say Cancer Screening ‘Saves Lives,’ Scientists Say

Sure, screening for prostate cancer might reduce ... distress as great as a breast cancer diagnosis” when researchers checked in with the women six months later, according to the analysis. Doubt has ... read more

Is high spending on cancer care 'worth it'?

Even more problematic, said Berry, is a problem cancer experts have only recently recognized: overdiagnosis. Because cancer screening is much more widespread in the United States than in Europe, ... read more

Questions About the Prostate Test

In the National Cancer Institute study ... not be given an excuse for not discussing annual prostate cancer screening with their health care professional. The new doubt about the necessity for, and ... read more

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