Rationale for prostate cancer screening questioned by the available evidence

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for October 6, 2014



Questioning Medicine: Prostate Cancer Screening


Primary source: The New England Journal of Medicine
Source reference: Schroder FH, et al “Screening and prostate-cancer mortality in a randomized European study” Engl J Med 2009; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa0810084.

Additional source: JAMA Internal Medicine
Source reference:Sammon JD, et al “Contemporary nationwide patterns of self-reported prostate-specific antigen screening” JAMA Intern Med 2014; DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4117.

Additional source: The American Journal of Medicine
Source reference:McNaughton-Collins M, et al “Psychological effects of a suspicious prostate cancer screening test followed by a benign biopsy result” Am J Med 2004; DOI: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2004.06.036.