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 …

What’s happening at the annual EAU meeting in Munich?

So our friends at UroToday have started providing reports on the key presentations that are being given at the annual meeting of the European Association of Urology, being held this year in Munich, Germany. Here are links to some interesting reports … READ MORE …

PSA testing among black males here in America

It is well understood that African-American men and other “black” males of African ethnic origin are at greater risk for prostate cancer (at least here in America) than are non-Hispanic “white” males. What has been less clear is whether such black males are conscious of that risk and take appropriate action. … READ MORE …

CMS appears to walk away from anti-PSA screening initiative

On November 15 last year we advised our readers that CMS had initiated an ill-advised process to “discourage the use of PSA-based screening” for prostate cancer. … READ MORE …