Prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment after the introduction of prostate-specific antigen screening: 1986-2005.

@article{Welch2009ProstateCD,
  title={Prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment after the introduction of prostate-specific antigen screening: 1986-2005.},
  author={H Gilbert Welch and Peter C Albertsen},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  year={2009},
  volume={101 19},
  pages={
          1325-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although there is uncertainty about the effect of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening on the rate of prostate cancer death, there is little uncertainty about its effect on the rate of prostate cancer diagnosis. Systematic estimates of the number of men affected, however, to our knowledge, do not exist. METHODS We obtained data on age-specific incidence and initial course of therapy from the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program. We… CONTINUE READING
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