Oncology & Cancer

What to know about new advice on prostate cancer test

Should middle-aged men get routine blood tests for prostate cancer? An influential health panel that once said no now says maybe. It says certain men may benefit as long as they understand the potential harms.

Oncology & Cancer

Precision-medicine approach could revive prostate cancer test

A new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente has identified genetic predictors of normal prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in healthy men, which could be used to improve the accuracy of PSA-based ...

Oncology & Cancer

New findings on prostate cancer screening

The prostate-specific antigen test for prostate cancer was developed in the 1990s, quickly followed by an explosion of PSA screening for the disease and a further explosion of treatment. Treatment consists of either radiation ...

Oncology & Cancer

Drop in use of digital rectal examination, PSA testing

(HealthDay)—Following U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations against routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening, there has been a decrease in utilization of digital rectal examination and PSA ...

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