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Prostate Cancer May Be Predicted 10 Years Before Diagnosis

prostate cancer incidence rates increased 65 percent, largely due to improved detection.

A free fact sheet on prostate gland changes, "Prostate Problems," is available by calling the NIA Information Center's toll-free number, 800-222-2225.

Scientists who worked on this study include: Dr. Jay D. Pearson, Merck Research Laboratories; Drs. H. Ballentine Carter, Daniel W. Chan, and Alan W. Partin, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Drs. James L. Fozard and E. Jeffrey Metter, the National Institute on Aging; and Dr. Albert A. Luderer, Dianon Systems, Inc.

The National Institute on Aging, a component of the National Institutes of Health, conducts and supports biomedical, social, and behavioral research related to the aging process, age-associated diseases, and the special needs of older people.

Pearson, J.D., A.A. Luderer, E.J. Metter, A.W. Partin, D.W. Chan, J.L. Fozard, and H.B. Carter: Longitudinal Analysis of Serial Measurements of Free and Total PSA Among Men With and Without Prostatic Cancer. Urology. 48(6A), 4-9, December, 1996.


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Contact: Suzanne Lewis
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NIH/National Institute on Aging
31-Dec-1996


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