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Over 15 years of follow-up, considerable proportion of men undergo prostate-specific antigen testing
Men with PSA values of 2.5 ng/mL or less and Gleason 8 to 10 prostate tumors are at higher risk of death than other high-risk PCa patients.
The new test, IsoPSA, measures all PSA isoforms in serum and more accurately discriminates high-grade cancer from benign disease.
Spike in PSA level after starting abiraterone does not affect progression-free or overall survival, study finds.
Also increased risk of progression to metastatic disease compared with the general population.
The US Preventive Services Task Force now suggests decisions about PSA testing should be made on an individual basis for men aged 55 to 69.
Pathologic Gleason scores, positive surgical margin rates, and PSA doubling times differentiate earlier from later biochemical recurrence after radical surgery.
In 2014, 33.9% of men reported that their health care providers failed to communicate the benefits and risks of PSA-based screening, an increase from 2012.
Study finds that PSA and PSAD indicated prostate cancer above Gleason score 6 for white men only.
From 1995 to 2011, prostate cancer deaths fell by 13.0% among Danish patients diagnosed with low-risk disease.
Black patients who met age criteria for PSA screening were 28% more likely to die of their prostate cancer than patients ineligible for screening.
Following the 2012 USPSTF recommendation against PSA screening in populations, rates of radical prostatectomy and biopsy have become significantly less common.
A PSA level of 1.5 ng/mL or higher should prompt primary care physicians to refer patients to a urologist for further evaluation.
In a PREVAIL trial post hoc analysis, nearly one fourth of men on enzalutamide had radiographic progression despite non-rising PSA.
After 20 years, the prostate cancer mortality rate was 0.7% for men with a PSA level of 10 ng/mL or less and benign initial biopsy results.
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