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.
LUTS is 49% more likely to develop in men with a PSA level above 6 ng/mL versus 4 ng/mL or less.
The PLCO trial's conclusion that routine PSA testing does not affect prostate cancer mortality risk could be wrong.
The odds of PSA screening were higher among blacks than non-Hispanic whites.
PSA level declined by an average of 0.68 ng/mL in the treatment group.
Older men whose clinician was a physician trainee had substantially lower prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening rates.
The proportion of biopsied men who have complications from the procedure rose from 14% to 18% from 2005 to 2014.
This includes less frequent screening and more restrictive biopsy referral criteria.
Differential effect of 2012 USPSTF recommendations for primary care providers, urologists.
Rate of unnecessary screening was 15.7% in men 65 years and older.
Prostate cancer is 1.4 times more likely to develop in those with a PSA level of 2.5 ng/mL or higher.
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