Latest Prostate Specific Antigen News
A midlife PSA value above the 90th percentile was associated with greater risk of total and aggressive prostate cancer in black men.
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.
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.
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