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Large clinical trials change experts’ minds on prostate cancer screening

Prostate cancer screening is now something to consider for men aged 55 to 69, according to the federal panel tasked with making recommendations for such preventative care options. In a finalized ... read more

Prostate Cancer Screening Can Save Lives, But There Is a Hidden Cost

Normally in a clinical trial ... of the European study showing that prostate cancer screening does save lives. However, the absolute benefit still isn’t large, Etzioni notes. Without any screening, ... read more

Prostate-Cancer Screening: Men Should Forgo PSA Testing, Panel Advises

The USPSTF, which in 2009 recommended that women delay routine mammograms until age 50, based its prostate-cancer-screening guidelines on a review of previous research, including two large studies ... ... read more

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Guidance Statement From ACP Nixes Routine PSA Testing

Men should only be screened "after they receive information about the uncertainties, risks, and potential benefits associated with prostate cancer screening," the document states. To add to the ... read more


ASCO 2017: 4 ways treatment could change following world’s largest cancer conference

Headline grabbing results from 2 large clinical trials showed that offering the prostate cancer drug abiraterone (Zytiga ... medicines for lung cancers with faulty EGFR. Experts said the results could ... read more

Side effects persist after prostate cancer treatment

And a number of studies have found no proof that using PSA blood tests to screen men for prostate cancer actually saves lives. Because of that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) - an ... read more

Are PSA Screenings for Prostate Cancer Bad for Your Health

“Indeed, it is still conceivable that prostate-cancer screening ... clinical trial on the benefits or downsides of the PSA screen, Brawley also thinks that “the known harms are greater than the ... read more

Why No Uproar Over Ovarian Cancer Screening Guidelines?

That means there is not a crowd of ovarian cancer survivors around to lobby for more aggressive screening. By contrast, prostate and breast cancers are often quite slow-growing, so slow in fact that ... read more

Task force recommendation ‘step toward harmonizing’ prostate cancer screening approaches

“The USPSTF final recommendation represents an important step toward harmonizing our clinical ... large screening trials. The United States-based PLCO Cancer Screening Trial reported in 2009 that, ... read more

Thousands of men with prostate cancer get risky treatment they don’t need. New approaches could curb that

But if Dr. Gerardo Fernandez is right, the green fluorescent images of prostate cells could be even more valuable, at least to the thousands of men every year who unnecessarily undergo aggressive ... read more

PSA test for prostate cancer should be dropped, task force says

In presenting its final recommendations, the expert ... screening come from two large clinical trials that tracked men for about 10 years. One showed no survival advantage. The other showed a slight ... read more

PSA Screening Does Reduce Deaths, New Analysis Shows

A new analysis of data from two large prostate cancer screening trials ... year of MLT. Medscape Medical News approached several experts for their reaction to this latest article and what they saw as ... read more



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