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Letters Prostate cancer screening

Study raises five questions

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 14 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3698
  1. Harriet E Burn, foundation year 1 doctor general surgery1,
  2. Sheila Fraser, SpR general surgery1,
  3. Sabapathy Balasubramanian, consultant general surgeon1
  1. 1Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF, UK
  1. harriet.burn{at}

Sandblom and colleagues’ 20 year follow-up study of prostate cancer screening raises five questions.1

  • (1) Screening test methods evolved during the study. Why were men from the screening group aged 69 or older excluded only from the fourth screening session rather than consistently throughout?

  • (2) …

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