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  • Test detects aggressive prostate cancer

    CHICAGO, April 7 (UPI) -- A new prostate specific antigen test to screen for prostate cancer is more accurate in detecting more aggressive prostate cancer, U.S. researchers say.

  • Why I Advocate PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer

    PSA screening for prostate cancer has recently been the focus of scrutiny in the media, especially following a recent publication in the British Medical Journal. It is thus a good time to take a step back and examine what we know about PSA screening and its relationship to prostate cancer

  • New prostate cancer test gives more accurate diagnosis

    A new PSA test to screen for prostate cancer more accurately identified men with prostate cancer -- particularly the aggressive form of the disease -- and substantially reduced false positives compared to the two currently available commercial PSA tests, according to new research. The currently available screening tests result in a high number of false positives and lead to unnecessary biopsies ...

  • Prostate cancer death not cut by screening

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 4 (UPI) -- A 20-year-long study found screening for prostate cancer does not significantly reduce prostate cancer deaths, researchers in Sweden say.

  • MicroRNA variations associated with earlier prostate cancer diagnosis in African-American men

    prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among American men. Yet screening programs have not reduced the number of deaths. Focusing screening on the men who are at greatest risk for aggressive disease or diagnosis at a young age, could improve mortality rates. Now, researchers have found that two novel genetic markers are associated with earlier time to prostate cancer ...

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