Navigation Links
Experts Back Away From Annual PSA Test
Date:4/27/2009

Men should have a 'baseline' prostate cancer screen at 40, but yearly PSA may not be necessary, guidelines say

MONDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines on prostate cancer screening suggest that annual PSA blood tests might not be necessary for many men, but the same guidelines call for a "baseline" PSA test at the age of 40, rather than 50.

A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to detect early signs of prostate cancer should be offered to "well-informed men aged 40 and older who have a life expectancy of 10 years," state clinical guidelines issued Monday by the American Urological Association at its annual meeting in Chicago.

Noting that the issue of PSA testing and how it should be used to guide treatment "is highly controversial," the association still stated that the test, "when offered and interpreted appropriately, may provide important information for the diagnosis, pre-treatment staging or risk assessment or post-treatment monitoring of prostate cancer."

But it's important that "the risks and benefits of PSA screening be discussed with men before the test is done," said Dr. Peter Carroll, chairman of the department of urology at the University of California, San Francisco, who headed the committee that drew up the new guidelines.

Those risks can include impotence and incontinence caused by unnecessary surgery.

The recommendation that a first PSA test be offered to men at 40 should help doctors spot high-risk patients more readily, however. "PSA at that age is strongly predictive of the future risk of prostate cancer," Carroll said. "Later detection in the 50s, when the cancer would be more advanced, could be avoided."

The guidelines also recognize that many prostate cancers grow so slowly that they are of no risk, he said. Further steps after detection of an elevated level of PSA, a protein produced by the prostate, should require consideration of "other risk factors
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. For Bipolar Depression, Surveyed Experts Indicate That Current and Emerging Therapies Have No Advantage Over Seroquel in Decreasing the Severity of Symptoms
2. Experts Lay to Rest Long-Held Misconceptions About High Fructose Corn Syrup at ILSI-USDA Workshop
3. Global health experts release new guidance on malaria elimination
4. For ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), Interviewed Experts Indicate That The Medicines Companys Angiomax/Angiox Has Efficacy Advantages Over Sales-Leading ReoPro
5. Media Advisory: PHR Experts Available to Comment on Torture
6. Surveyed Experts Indicate That the Combination of Sutent and Taxol Has Advantages Over the Combination of Avastin and Taxol in the Treatment of Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
7. PAREXEL Experts to Address Partnering Best Practices and Innovative Trial Design at Partnerships With CROs Conference
8. Beauty-Doctors Website Provides Dermatologist-Authored Skin Care Information from Experts
9. For Atrial Fibrillation, Surveyed Experts Indicate That Multaq, Celivarone and ATI-2042 Have Advantages Over Propafenone in the Maintenance of Normal Sinus Rhythm
10. Experts Highlight Inroads to Preventing Cancer
11. PRA International to Present Key Challenges for Safety Professionals at the World Drug Safety Congress: PRA Experts discussing REMS at Washington DC Conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Experts Back Away From Annual PSA Test 
(Date:10/20/2014)... 20, 2014 Principle Business Enterprises, a ... in manufacturing top-of-the-line absorbent products. The company has ... most popular brand, Tranquility® Premium Protection absorbent products. ... website, gave its packaging a new look, and is ... message to the public. , The new website, developed ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Succeed is proud to announce that they ranked in the ... Every Body Walk! campaign by Kaiser Permanente. Every ... to be more active outside of the workplace. This ... end of September, was a friendly competition between organizations across ... companies gave their staff pedometers and each day, for the ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... October 20, 2014 Unveiled at the Sept. ... Direction Scorecard conservatively estimates member hospital ROI on membership dues ... dues, The Center provides $12.50 in value to member hospitals. ... Value – Member Dues)/Member Dues. , “This is the ... number and we think the methodology is really sound,” said ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Spring, Maryland, USA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... or to track interventions? Here comes a wonderful app ... mobile app development company helped its client ... Intervention more efficiently. The app is designed for iOS ... and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... NATIONS, New York (PRWEB) October 19, 2014 ... United Nations Population Fund, welcomes news of a ceasefire ... of the more than 200 girls who were kidnapped ... "These girls have languished in captivity long enough, and ... families, schools and communities," stated Dr. Osotimehin. , "We ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Tranquility® Premium Protection Incontinence Products Releases New Logo and Website 2Health News:Succeed Management Solutions, LLC Competes in Walking Challenge and Achieves 12th Place in Portland 2Health News:Scorecard Estimates Hospital ROI at $12.50 for every $1 Spent on Dues 2Health News:Scorecard Estimates Hospital ROI at $12.50 for every $1 Spent on Dues 3Health News:Scorecard Estimates Hospital ROI at $12.50 for every $1 Spent on Dues 4Health News:Metassessor App Launched: an RTI tool for Teachers & Parents 2Health News:Metassessor App Launched: an RTI tool for Teachers & Parents 3
... Kan., Jan. 28 Fort Dodge Animal Health,a ... the American Association of Equine,Practitioners (AAEP) recently announced ... raise awareness regarding the health of horses.,Americashealthyhorse.com provides ... The America,s Healthy Horse Web site will aide ...
... -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation reported today that key ... including lung function and nutritional status -- are rising ... fact, the outlook for people with CF continues to ... accelerating due to quality improvement programs spearheaded by the ...
... To support,Pennsylvanians who made a New Year,s resolution ... announced that Governor Edward G.,Rendell has proclaimed Jan. 28 ... "Determined to Quit Week is all about motivating Pennsylvanians ... Secretary of,Health Dr. Calvin B. Johnson. "For anyone who ...
... to Expand Profile with Area Representatives, TAMPA, ... leading study program, announces a new program to ... Area,Representatives will travel to massage schools nationwide to ... so comprehensive that,Massage Prep guarantees passage of the ...
... ... Presenting at the UBS Global Healthcare Services Conference on Tuesday, ... February 12, 2008, CINCINNATI, Jan. ... the,LasikPlus brand, announced today upcoming investment community events., Fourth Quarter & Full-Year 2007 ...
... Russian women who smoke has more than doubled since the ... In 1992, seven per cent of women smoked, compared to ... the number of men who smoke has risen from 57 ... the study, published in the journal Tobacco Control, blame the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Fort Dodge Animal Health and the American Association of Equine Practitioners Launch Educational Web Site 2Health News:Cystic Fibrosis Foundation reports upward trend for key health outcomes 2Health News:Massage Prep(TM) Announces Outreach Program 2Health News:LCA-Vision Announces Upcoming Investment Community Events 2Health News:Number of Russian women smokers has doubled since Soviet collapse 2
(Date:10/17/2014)... , October 17, 2014 ... Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA ), NPS Pharmaceuticals ... XOMA ), Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... CPRX). Free research on these five companies can be ... markets on Thursday, October 16, 2014, ended on a ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... KIRKLAND, Wash. , Oct. 17, 2014  Talyst, ... at the 2014 LeadingAge Annual Meeting in ... its InSite System, the market leading solution for onsite, ... enables long term care facilities to safely and securely ... on time to first dose, helps ensure that the ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... 17, 2014   InnFocus, Inc ., reported on results ... States for up to 3 years with the ... in Chicago . The Summit ... annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology . ... 150 glaucoma patients in 6 countries by early 2015. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Biotech Equities Technical Briefing - Arena Pharma, NPS Pharma, XOMA, Momenta Pharma, and Catalyst Pharma Partners 2Biotech Equities Technical Briefing - Arena Pharma, NPS Pharma, XOMA, Momenta Pharma, and Catalyst Pharma Partners 3Biotech Equities Technical Briefing - Arena Pharma, NPS Pharma, XOMA, Momenta Pharma, and Catalyst Pharma Partners 4Biotech Equities Technical Briefing - Arena Pharma, NPS Pharma, XOMA, Momenta Pharma, and Catalyst Pharma Partners 5Talyst Exhibits at LeadingAge Annual Meeting 2InnFocus Featured at the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit In Chicago 2
... Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Nepstar Chain,Drugstore Ltd. ... Company"), the largest retail,drugstore chain in China based ... State Administration of Foreign Exchange imposed on,the company a one-time ... US$3.8 million ) for the conversion of approximately US$349 ...
... CITY , Aug. 3 Graymark Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... CDT on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 , to discuss the company,s ... and provide an update on the company. , ... The conference call will be webcast on the investor ...
Cached Medicine Technology:China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Reports One-time Non-recurring Penalty Payment 2China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Reports One-time Non-recurring Penalty Payment 3China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Reports One-time Non-recurring Penalty Payment 4Graymark Healthcare, Inc. to Host Conference Call to Discuss Q2 Financial Results 2
Leica M500 MS3 robotic stand for neuro, spine surgery and ENT. Motorized XY-movement for precise positioning of the optical axis in eight directions, inclination and tilt....
Advanced operating microscope with high-resolution apochromatic optics. Senso-servo drive to keep the microscope in perfect balance even if parts are moved or mounted elsewhere....
... provides surgeons with brighter, crisper, magnified views ... for many minimally invasive spine procedures. It ... point of contact. The first graphical touchscreen ... allows intuitive user guidance similar to that ...
DUALSWITCH-SHUNTSYSTEM for L-P-Derivation...
Medicine Products: