A study of 400,887 men in an integrated health system, the first to evaluate various PSA screening intervals and age groups, concluded that yearly screening is the interval of choice.
Shorter PSA double times are associated with worse disease-specific, metastasis-free, and overall survival, study finds.
Findings for men with intermediate- and high-risk prostate cancer.
IsoPSA can correctly rule out high-grade prostate cancer 93% of the time and thus has the potential to reduce the number of unnecessary prostate biopsies.
Investigators suggest PSA testing frequencies based on post-operative baseline PSA.
Men with Gleason score (GS) 4+3 prostate cancer have a 3-fold higher risk of distant metastasis at diagnosis than those with GS 3+4 PCa.
Findings from a large study of men in the United Kingdom do not support single PSA testing for population-based screening.
Not only is there immense state-by-state heterogeneity in PSA screening, but there is also marked variation within each state.
Among men who had PSA failure following radiation therapy for localized PCa, those with a long PSA doubling time had an increased risk of PCa mortality if they started androgen-deprivation therapy later.
PSA levels of 10 ng/mL or higher in men who have biochemically recurrent PCa after radical prostatectomy and a PSADT less than 12 months are at imminent risk for metastatic disease.
A detectable PSA nadir combined with shorter time to nadir after prostate cancer surgery is associated with a higher risk of biochemical recurrence.
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.
Decreases in use of screening following USPSTF recommendations against routine PSA screening.
Clinicians now have tools for improving prostate cancer screening and risk stratification.
Shows the strongest correlation between biochemical recurrence and subsequent systemic progression.
The odds of developing lethal prostate cancer were increased by 6.9 to 12.6 times for men aged 40 to 59 years with higher PSA values.
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