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Latest Prostate-specific antigen Stories

2012-08-09 23:17:58

Researchers have successfully developed and tested a new prostate cancer screening method that uses the combined power of a novel drug therapy and changes in PSA levels over time to identify men with a high PSA who are more likely to have aggressive prostate cancer despite negative biopsies.

PSA Testing: Are We Better Off With Or Without It?
2012-07-30 08:49:56

Recent studies have suggested that PSA testing for prostate cancer is an unneeded medical screening process that often does more harm than good. However, a new report, published in the journal Cancer, states that eliminating the PSA test would be taking a big step backward

2012-07-30 06:26:35

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the male population. Screening for the disease is done through a PSA test, but professional organizations vary in their recommendations about who should — and who shouldn't — get it.

Prostate Cancer Patients More Likely To Die From Other Conditions Than The Cancer Itself
2012-07-27 12:47:13

A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found that men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer have a greater chance to die due to preventable conditions like heart disease, rather than from the cancer itself.

2012-07-23 06:18:01

In a study reported by the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers tried to determine which course of action is more beneficial for men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer through the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test: radical prostatectomy or observation without surgery?


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