PROSTATE CANCER: Draft USPSTF 2017 recommendation on PSA testing — a sea-change?

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Abstract

Increased evidence that prostate-cancer-specific mortality can be reduced using serum PSA screening, in addition to the increasing role of active surveillance in reducing overtreatment underlies the revised USPSTF recommendation, which now supports selective use of PSA testing. However, this recommendation should not be interpreted as a license to return to the unthinking use of PSA testing of men between 50 to 70 years of age.

Refers to Bibbins-Domingo, K. et al. The US Preventive Services Task Force 2017 draft recommendation statement on screening for prostate cancer: an invitation to review and comment. JAMA 317, 1949-1950 (2017)

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