November 21st, 2015

Podcast 191: The prostate screening conundrum

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[Running time: 13 minutes]

The 2008 and 2012 recommendations from the USPSTF regarding PSA-based prostate screening have been accompanied by drops in both the screening and detection rates of prostate cancer, two studies in JAMA find.

Our guest, Dr. David Penson, wrote an editorial accompanying those studies. It attempts to put these new findings into perspective and to help the patients and physicians caught in the middle of a continuing debate on the wisdom of screening.

Physician’s First Watch coverage of the JAMA studies and editorial (free)

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