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Letters Prostate cancer screening

Disinvesting from prostate cancer screening

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 01 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7029
  1. Nick Wilson, associate professor1
  1. 1University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
  1. nick.wilson{at}

The new report from the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends against prostate cancer screening.1 2 The case is therefore strong for public health systems to disinvest in this area, and to divert resources to areas where men’s health can be improved in more effective and cost effective ways. For example, actions …

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