Screening decreases prostate cancer mortality: 11-year follow-up of the 1988 Quebec prospective randomized controlled trial.

@article{Labrie2004ScreeningDP,
  title={Screening decreases prostate cancer mortality: 11-year follow-up of the 1988 Quebec prospective randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Fernand Labrie and Bernard Candas and Lionel Cusan and Jos{\'e} Luis Gomez and Alain B{\'e}langer and Ghyslain Brousseau and Eric Chevrette and Jacques L{\'e}vesque},
  journal={The Prostate},
  year={2004},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={
          311-8
        }
}
PURPOSE This clinical trial is aimed at evaluating the impact of prostate cancer screening on cancer-specific mortality. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Forty-six thousand four hundred and eighty-six (46,486) men aged 45-80 years registered in the electoral roll of the Quebec city area were randomized in 1988 between screening and no screening. Screening included measurement of serum prostatic specific antigen (PSA) using 3.0 ng/ml as upper limit of normal and digital rectal examination (DRE) at first… CONTINUE READING

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