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Monday, 28 February 2011

Change in PSA level does not predict prostate cancer, study finds

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men, according to the American Cancer Society. While PSA screening is widely used for the early detection of prostate cancer, it is also associated with a high rate of overdiagnosis, which can lead to unnecessary treatment and anxiety.

Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have found that change in PSA levels over time -- known as PSA velocity -- is a poor predictor of prostate cancer and may lead to many unnecessary biopsies.

Read more of the article 'Change in PSA level does not predict prostate cancer, study finds' on ScienceDaily

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