Summer PSA tests may lead to more biopsies

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 09 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:276
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Men who undertake the prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening test for prostate cancer in the summer are more likely to have a subsequent biopsy than men tested at any other time of the year.

    A new study, published in European Urology (doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2006.11.042) shows that concentrations of PSA are higher in the summer, resulting in a higher likelihood of referral for a biopsy of up to a …

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