A poorly informed public and risk for cancer

A recent report from the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), here in the US, found — unsurprisingly to your sitemaster, at least — that the average American remains very poorly informed about risk for prostate cancer and associated issues. … READ MORE …

But annual, mass, population-based PSA screening really works (or does it?)

A new and potentially controversial article in Urology (the “Gold Journal”) has just suggested that regular, mass, population-based screening of men for risk of prostate cancer every 12 to 18 months remains a good idea. … READ MORE …

It’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, again …

… and during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month men and their families are regularly subjected to messaging about the importance of getting “screened” for risk of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

“Is prostate cancer screening right for you?”

The following infographic was also issued today by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and offers guidance as to the appropriateness of prostate cancer screening for an average, 55- to 69-year-old American male with no specific, known risk factors for prostate cancer: … READ MORE …

USPSTF releases new guidance about prostate cancer screening

Earlier today, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued the final version of its revised guidance on screening for risk of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

A problem with cancer screening (at least in the USA)

According to a recent report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, only 5.6 percent of a sample of 3,677 Americans of 18 years of age or older could correctly evaluate four simple statements about cancer screening. … READ MORE …

The 400,000+ CAP screening trial reports initial results

A while ago now we had first mentioned the “Cluster randomized trial of PSA testing for prostate cancer” or CAP trial — the single largest randomized trial of PSA screening for risk of prostate cancer to be implemented. … READ MORE …