Screening digital rectal examination and prostate cancer mortality: a case-control study.

@article{RichertBoe1998ScreeningDR,
  title={Screening digital rectal examination and prostate cancer mortality: a case-control study.},
  author={Kathryn E. Richert-Boe and Linda L. Humphrey and Andrew Glass and Noel S Weiss},
  journal={Journal of medical screening},
  year={1998},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={99-103}
}
BACKGROUND Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer in men in the United States. Digital rectal examination is the oldest and most commonly used screening test for prostate cancer, but as yet there are no studies which demonstrate its effectiveness. METHODS A case-control study was conducted among members of a large health maintenance organisation to estimate the effect of screening digital rectal examination on mortality from prostate cancer. 150 men, aged 40-84… CONTINUE READING

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