Surgical Clinics Article: New prostate cancer screening review article advocates for active surveillance
Check out this great article from Eurek Alert and the University Hospitals Case Medical Center, highlighting the October 2015 issue of Surgical Clinics, “Cancer Screening and Genetics.”
Excerpt from the article: “In the wake of changing guidelines related to prostate cancer screening, a newly published review article out of University Hospitals Case Medical Center’s Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland provides important guidance about the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test. The peer-reviewed article, titled Prostate Cancer Screening and the Associated Controversy, was published in the October issue of Surgical Clinics of North America.
The team conducted a thorough review of recent large-scale studies and assessed the impact of shifting guidelines related to PSA screening, which measures levels of PSA in the blood. Lead authors Robert Abouassaly, MD, William Tabayoyong, MD, PhD, and colleagues found that active surveillance can reduce the harms of overtreatment in prostate cancer.”
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