MRI scanning as a screening test for prostate cancer: data from a pilot study

A newly published study from the Sunnybrook group at the University of Toronto has investigated the possibility of MRI scanning as a method to screen men for risk of clinically significant prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

The systemic problems of the PCLO trial of PSA screening

A Letter to the Editor published in this week’s issue of the New England Journal of Medicine has, yet again, pointed out that the US-based PCLO trial was badly flawed and was never, in fact, a trial of screening against no screening. … READ MORE …

PCPC3 notes revisions to USPSTF research plan on PSA screening

PCPC3 — the patient-centered prostate cancer collaborative coalition — has just issued a statement about the revised research plan issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in reassessing the value of PSA screening for risk of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Clinician characteristics affect likelihood of PSA testing in older men

A new article in JAMA Internal Medicine has quantified (to some extent) how characteristics of clinicians affect the probability of older men being given PSA tests within the Veterans Administration health system here in the US. … READ MORE …

And back to the screening controversy, yet again …

Four very recent articles and presentations have addressed issues relevant to the use of the PSA test in testing/screening for risk of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

MSKCC updates recommendations on risk-based prostate cancer screening

In an article currently in press in Urology (“the Gold journal”) researchers and clinicians at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have provided a detailed 2016 update to the MSKCC guidelines on the use of the PSA test in assessment of risk for prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

More from the EAU annual meeting in Munich

UroToday has provided a second set of reports on the key presentations given at the annual meeting of the European Association of Urology, being held this year in Munich, Germany. … READ MORE …