Letters Strategy to detect prostate cancer

Still not enough evidence to support screening based on prostate specific antigen

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3388 (Published 28 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3388
  1. Samuel Finnikin, general practitioner specialist trainee year 21
  1. 1East Birmingham and Solihull VTS, Hampton Surgery, Solihull, UK
  1. sfinnikin{at}doctors.org.uk

Vickers and colleagues’ robust and well designed study provides useful information for the debate on prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing in the screening of men for prostate cancer and should be valuable in the designing of future screening programmes.1 However, in the meantime, the popular media have, on the strength of this article, widely publicised that men should …

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