Prostate specific antigen testing and digital rectal examination before and during a randomized trial of screening for prostate cancer: European randomized study of screening for prostate cancer, Rotterdam.

@article{Beemsterboer2000ProstateSA,
  title={Prostate specific antigen testing and digital rectal examination before and during a randomized trial of screening for prostate cancer: European randomized study of screening for prostate cancer, Rotterdam.},
  author={Petra Beemsterboer and Harry J. de Koning and Ries Kranse and Paul H Trienekens and Paul J. van der Maas and Fritz H. Schroeder},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2000},
  volume={164 4},
  pages={1216-20}
}
PURPOSE Worldwide 2 large-scale randomized screening trials for prostate cancer have been initiated. Determining prostate specific antigen (PSA) involves a simple test that may influence the outcome of these trials if frequently done in the control arm or before study enrollment. We quantified PSA and digital rectal examination before and during the screening trial in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and in the general population. MATERIALS AND METHODS Trial participants were administered study… CONTINUE READING