Primary care screening patterns have changed as a result of the USPSTF recommendation.
Many clinicians find it difficult to determine when it's appropriate to stop screening patients for prostate cancer.
The Waiting Room
Only 50% of clinicians surveyed agree with U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations not to perform routine PSA screening.
Prostate cancer was diagnosed more frequently in men who underwent single prostate-specific antigen screening than in those who did not, but mortality was unaffected.
Extended follow-up data from the European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer shows screening reduced risk of death from prostate cancer, but not all-cause mortality.
AANP 2015 Annual Meeting
More targeted efforts needed for prostate-specific antigen screening.
Men should regularly be screened for prostate cancer, the leading cause of cancer death for men in the United States.
Men's Health Information Center
The incidence of distant metastatic prostate cancer increased gradually over 2010 to 2015, investigators reported.
Statins may help prevent prostate cancer, according to two studies reported at the recent American Urological Association meeting in Anaheim, Calif. A team at Duke University in Durham, N.C., followed 1,214 men (mean age 60 years) who had been prescribed a statin between 1990 and 2006 at the Durham VA Medical Center. They found that…
Aids help men make more informed choices regarding PSA screening, but did not affect actual screening rates.