The role of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing patterns in the recent prostate cancer incidence declinein the United States

@article{Legler1998TheRO,
  title={The role of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing patterns in the recent prostate cancer incidence declinein the United States},
  author={Julie M. Legler and Eric J. Feuer and Arnold L. Potosky and Ray M Merrill and Barnett S. Kramer},
  journal={Cancer Causes & Control},
  year={1998},
  volume={9},
  pages={519-527}
}
Objectives: Trends in first-time and later PSA procedure rates are ascertained using longitudinal data from a population-based cohort. These trends are compared to trends in prostate cancer incidence to determine the role of PSA in the recent decline in prostate cancer incidence. Methods: Medicare data were linked with tumor registry data from the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program. A 5 percent random sample (n=39985) of Medicare beneficiaries… CONTINUE READING

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