The value of prostatic specific antigen in the early diagnosis of prostatic cancer: a Greek view.

@article{Deliveliotis1995TheVO,
  title={The value of prostatic specific antigen in the early diagnosis of prostatic cancer: a Greek view.},
  author={Charalambos Deliveliotis and Gerasimos Alivizatos and Aristidis Karayiannis and D Kontothanasis and K. Makrychoritis and P Lysiotis and Meletius A Dimopoulos},
  journal={British journal of urology},
  year={1995},
  volume={75 5},
  pages={637-41}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess whether it is worthwhile to screen asymptomatic men for prostate cancer using serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) and to determine how many patients could be cured of prostatic carcinoma if detected by screening. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between June 1992 and January 1994 the serum PSA level of 1400 asymptomatic men over 50-years-old was assessed. Those men with PSA levels < 4 ng/mL were not evaluated further. Those men with PSA levels of 4-10 ng/mL underwent digital rectal… CONTINUE READING