Navigation Links
AUA 2008: Access to urologists and prostate cancer screenings lead to better outcomes for patients
Date:5/14/2008

ORLANDO, FL, May 21, 2008Men with greater access to prostate cancer screenings and treatment have better outcomes from the disease, a new study shows. Urologist population density was directly related to increased numbers of screening programs and decreased mortality rates from the disease. Today, researchers from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, presented data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirming the relationship. The data was presented to the media during a special press conference on May 21, 2008 at 11:30 a.m.

It has been established that prostate cancer screening programs result in earlier detection of the disease and, as a result, greater treatment options and better outcomes for the majority of patients. Findings suggest that prostate cancer screening and the availability of urologic care are at least partly responsible for the variation in prostate cancer mortality rates observed in this country. Researchers say that this study underscores an increased need for screening programs and access to urologists for patients who reside in areas with fewer urologists.

In the study, researchers compared mortality rates for white males with state-specific screening rates and urologist population densities. Multivariate linear regression analysis was performed, with controls for medical care access, socioeconomic status, median family income, degree of urbanization and insurance status. Both urologist population density and PSA screening rates correlated with mortality rates, and multi-variable linear regression analysis demonstrated them to be significant independent predictors of mortality.


'/>"/>

Contact: Lacey Holt
lholt@auanet.org
American Urological Association
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. AUA 2008: Low cholesterol leads to lower PSA
2. First Quarter of 2008: Draeger Improves Order Intake and Net Sales
3. Election 2008: Sleep deprivation a tough opponent for presidential candidates
4. End-stage dementia patients deserve the same access to palliative care as people with cancer
5. Improving Access to Safe Water, Sanitation, Hygiene Requires Better Decision-Making Tools, Finds Joint Wilson Center-Pacific Institute Report
6. Governor Rendell Says Cover the Uninsured Week is Perfect Time for Action on Program to Provide Access to Health Care for Uninsured
7. Perr&Knight Announces Discounted Fee Schedule for Access to Its Online Database of Commercial Lines Competitor Filings
8. Latest Studies Show Consumer-Directed Telemedicine Solutions Like Consult A Doctor Lower Costs While Providing Greater Access to Affordable, Quality Healthcare.
9. New Pennsylvania Dental Association President Will Focus on Improving Access to Care
10. Access Pharmaceuticals Announces New Data on Angiolix(R)
11. Illinois House to Hold Appropriation Hearing on Improving Access to Dental Care for More Than 2 Million Children and Adults
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... Wells ... facility enhancement of their 503A compounding pharmacy located in Ocala, Florida. , ... physicians and patients throughout the United States for high-quality human anti-aging and ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... This month, the CEO and Clinical Director ... their drug rehab center in Delray Beach, Florida has been changed from Sober Living ... such as Philip Seymour Hoffman and Chris Farley are dying from heroin overdoses, but ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... 2017 , ... WhoHaha , a digital media company dedicated to creating ... to produce a three-part video series that uses humor to highlight ways to improve ... of AHA’s Healthy For Good™ movement, which is designed to inspire all Americans to ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... Cosmetic Town, an online plastic surgery community, begins ... make it easier for their readers to get the information they desire. The procedures ... as the techniques used on those particular areas. , “We are excited to streamline ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... Catalent ... for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, today announced that it will be ... leader in innovative excipients and drug delivery solutions to health industries worldwide. The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... 19, 2017 Pfizer joins ... Milner Therapeutics Consortium   Major research ... Cambridge   The Milner Therapeutics ... ) as a partner to the Milner Therapeutics Consortium. ... the efficient transfer of materials between industry and academia ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... 2017  ViewRay, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRAY ... clinical MRI-guided radiation therapy system, announced today that it ... million through a private placement of its common ... financing and was joined by certain of ViewRay,s ... Venture Partners, and an additional new institutional investor, ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... , Jan. 18, 2017 The ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its release ... and population health decision makers can proactively share ... products as well as emerging therapies awaiting FDA ... mirrors consensus recommendations that AMCP developed during two ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: