Disease-specific mortality may underestimate the total effect of prostate cancer screening.

  title={Disease-specific mortality may underestimate the total effect of prostate cancer screening.},
  author={Pim J van Leeuwen and Ries Kranse and Timo Hakulinen and Monique J Roobol and Harry J. de Koning and Chris H. Bangma and Fritz H. Schroeder},
  journal={Journal of medical screening},
  volume={17 4},
OBJECTIVES To study the difference between the disease-specific and excess mortality rate in the European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer section Rotterdam. METHODS A total of 42,376 men were randomized to systematic screening or usual care. The excess number of deaths was defined as the difference between the observed number of deaths in the prostate cancer (PC) patients and the expected number of deaths up to 31 December 2006. The expected number was derived from mortality… CONTINUE READING
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