Is this new form of PET scan perhaps too good at detecting prostate cancer?

A newly reported pilot study in the Journal of Urology has suggested that a new form of PET scan may be “much better at detecting prostate cancer than any other test — radiographical, biopsy or blood — in use today.” … READ MORE …

Genetic ethnic ancestry and risk for prostate cancer diagnosis

It is becoming increasingly evident that there is a strong association between ethnic ancestry and risk for prostate cancer — at least among members of the US population. … READ MORE …

Story in NYT about new tests to help identify clinically significant prostate cancers

A story on the New York Times “Well” blog, posted yesterday afternoon, provides a useful overview of the evolving spectrum of diagnostic/prognostic tests that can help to differentiate between truly low-risk and higher-risk, clinically significant prostate cancers. … read more …

Active surveillance for men with PSA levels up to 20 ng/ml?

A forthcoming paper in the Journal of Urology has suggested that active surveillance may be an acceptable option for selected patients with a clinical stage of ≤ T2a, a Gleason score of ≤ 6, but PSA levels of up to 20 ng/ml. … READ MORE …

Getting a repeat PSA test prior to biopsy … value now confirmed

For quite a while now The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink and many others have been advising men who get a single, somewhat elevated PSA test result to get that test repeated before they make any decisions about what else they may need to do. … READ MORE …

A potential future for prostate cancer risk assessment

A recent article in the International Journal of Cancer lays out a possible future scenario for prostate cancer risk assessment that takes specific account of familial and hereditary risks for clinically significant prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

The screening/testing debate is alive and healthy!

An open access (i.e., full text) article just published in BMC Medicine provides us with a detailed discussion of the current state of the PSA-based “screening/testing” debate as seen from the differing perspectives of a number of academic experts on this topic. … READ MORE …

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