Understanding the New PSA Testing Guidelines

Recently the American Urological Association (AUA) announced new guidelines for prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing.  These guidelines were designed to help urologists, and ultimately patients, reduce prostate cancer mortality by making informed screening decisions.  These recommendations were based on comprehensive literature reviews and the strength of the existing evidence. 

Dr. David Samadi Speaks On The Pros And Cons of PSA Screening

The controversial decision of the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) to recommend against screening men for prostate cancer has prompted a healthy debate regarding the utility of the early detection of this cancer. Despite our best efforts for early detection, prostate cancer remains the second leading cancer cause of death in men, killing...Continue reading

Informed decision making with prostate cancer screening options: ‘WHY’?

The focus of prostate cancer prevention research has switched FROM advocating for screening TO advocating for informed decision-making among men. In other words, we are now trying to inform men of their options and advocate that they have an open and honest dialogue with their physician on their treatment options. Joseph-Williams et al (2010) looks...Continue reading

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