Tagged: Prostate Cancer

PSA Testing for Prostate Cancer made No Significant Difference in Prostate Cancer Deaths after 10 years.

A new study has been published Mar 06 2018,  in the Peer-Reviewed Medical Journal called Journal of the American Medical Association (or JAMA). The Study found that PSA test screening did not achieve its aim of diagnosing fast-growing cancers in time to treat them and prevent Deaths.

Video is courtesy of the University of Bristol YouTube Channel

Title: Effect of a Low-Intensity PSA-Based Screening Intervention on Prostate Cancer   Mortality: The CAP Randomized Clinical Trial
Author: Martin, Richard M.; Donovan, Jenny L.
Publication: JAMA
Publisher: American Medical Association
Date: Mar 6, 2018

There were men who were tested and the PSA Test found that they had a High PSA. Of those who agreed to further treatment during the study, some men were seriously harmed by treatment. There were 8 deaths in the screening group related to either the biopsy or prostate cancer treatment and 7 in the control group.

Click on this Link to the study published In JAMA on on Mar 06 2018 and titled “Effect of a Low-Intensity PSA-Based Screening Intervention on Prostate Cancer MortalityThe CAP Randomized Clinical Trial.

Click on this link to visit the JAMA website and listen to an MP3 of the highlights of the Mar 06 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Click on this Link to visit the Cancer Research UK website to read their post titled: “Why a one-off PSA test for prostate cancer is doing men more harm than good

Click on this link to visit The Telegraph newspaper website to read their article titled “Prostate screening saves no lives and may do more harm than good.

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