Does the Pro-PSA test have any significant, practical clinical value?

The expected promotion of the Beckman Coulter Pro-PSA test as being better and more accurate than standard PSA testing is apparently about to begin. The first round appears to have come with a media release yesterday from Northwestern University. … READ MORE …

What is pro-PSA and is it more useful than PSA?

Several years ago, it was shown that there are, in fact, three forms of free PSA (as opposed to the bound or complexed form)  in the bloodstream: B-PSA, I-PSA, and pro-PSA. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Friday, May 29, 2009

Today’s news reports address issues such as:

  • Pro-PSA (a pecursor molecule to PSA itself)
  • A review of development-stage markers for prostate cancer detection
  • Understanding the pathology report
  • A Phase I trial of high-dose testosterone in men with metatstatic CRPC … READ MORE …