Controversy is often driven by presumption and perception

A new article in JAMA Internal Medicine this week is likely to keep the fires burning under the PSA screening controversy for quite a while to come. … READ MORE …

A highly qualified “thank you” to Drs. Welch and Albertsen — maybe?

The prostate cancer patient community should be aware of an “op-ed” in today’s New York Times by Drs. Gilbert Welch and Peter Albertsen arguing that Medicare should continue to let individual physicians make their own decisions about the use of the PSA test for risk of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

The problem with scientific mythology

There is an interesting article today in the journal Nature entitled “Science myths that will not die”. It is worth a read. … 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 …

Prostate Cancer International submits comment on CMS proposal to discourage PSA testing

Prostate Cancer International and The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink have never been supportive of the use of annual, mass, population-wide PSA screening of men over the ages of about 40 or 50 years as a way to identify risk for prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

CMS issues inappropriate proposal to “discourage the use of PSA-based screening”

Apparently our friends at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have misunderstood the details of the D recommendation about PSA screening for prostate cancer issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in 2012, … READ MORE …

USPSTF to re-assess harms and benefits of PSA-based screening for risk of prostate cancer

Yesterday the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) posted detailed information about a new draft research plan related to screening for prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

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