PCF to hold briefing on prostate cancer screening


The Prostate Cancer Foundation is to hold a roundtable discussion on the screening controversy on Tuesday, April 20, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

According to a media advisory sent out yesterday,”This roundtable discussion among top experts will address the growing controversy around prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing in men. The panel will clear up confusion about who should be getting the PSA test, and what men and their physicians should know about using and interpreting results. The panel will also preview promising blood and urine tests still in development that may ultimately replace PSA testing and lead to more targeted treatment of aggressive prostate cancers.”

Participants in the roundtable will include senior staff from the Foundation together with Ward Casscells, MD (University of Texas Health Science Center), Robert Getzenberg, PhD (Johns Hopkins University Medical Center), Stanley Frencher, MD, MPH (UCLA), and Leo Giambarresi, PhD (American Urological Association Foundation).

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