Measurement of prostate specific antigen as screening test for prostate cancer

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7032.708c (Published 16 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:708

False positive results cast doubt on conclusion

  1. Paul Warren
  1. General practitioner South Lambeth Road Practice, 272 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1UL

    EDITOR,—Carol Parkes and colleagues' main conclusion that 60-74 year old men with a prostate specific antigen concentration >/=12 times the normal median value have about a 50% chance of developing clinical prostate cancer within three years seems speculative and unsupported by the data presented.1 We are …

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