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 …

Controversy is often driven by presumption and perception

A new article in JAMA Internal Medicine this week is likely to keep the fires burning under the PSA screening controversy for quite a while to come. … READ MORE …

A highly qualified “thank you” to Drs. Welch and Albertsen — maybe?

The prostate cancer patient community should be aware of an “op-ed” in today’s New York Times by Drs. Gilbert Welch and Peter Albertsen arguing that Medicare should continue to let individual physicians make their own decisions about the use of the PSA test for risk of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

The screening/testing debate is alive and healthy!

An open access (i.e., full text) article just published in BMC Medicine provides us with a detailed discussion of the current state of the PSA-based “screening/testing” debate as seen from the differing perspectives of a number of academic experts on this topic. … READ MORE …

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