HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
New research supports early testing for prostate cancer

ANAHEIM, Ca. (May 20, 2007) -- Prostate cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer deaths among American men and is most treatable when caught in its earliest stages. Research presented today during the 102nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association in Anaheim, Ca. provided further evidence supporting regular prostate-cancer screening and offered new insights into disease progression and the hormonal treatment of recurrent disease. A special session for media highlighting this research was held on May 20 at 9:00 a.m. PDT and was moderated by AUA spokesman Christopher L. Amling, M.D.


A SINGLE PSA MEASUREMENT IN MIDDLE AGE PREDICTS DIAGNOSIS OF ADVANCED PROSTATE CANCER UP TO 25 YEARS LATER IN AN UNSCREENED POPULATION (Abstract 1876)

Almost all advanced cancers could be found early by intense screening of at-risk patients, according to researchers from New York and Malmo, Sweden who analyzed samples taken from a population-based cohort of 21,277 men in Malmo, Sweden between 1974 and 1986 to determine whether initial PSA plasma levels correlated with future diagnosis of advanced disease.

Of the 21,277 cases, 498 men actually developed prostate cancer, and 161 suffered from advanced disease (greater than T3 or metastasis). Association between PSA levels and eventual development advanced disease was determined using conditional logistical regression. In men with a total PSA of .5, .75, 1., 1.5 and 2 ng/ml, the probability of being diagnosed with advanced disease by age 75 was 2 percent, 3 percent, 4 percent, 7 percent and 12 percent, respectively. Risk was highly concentrated, with 89 percent of advanced cancers occuring in men with the top 10 percent of PSA levels.

This abstract will be presented during Moderated Poster Session 59 on Wednesday, May 23 starting at 1:00 p.m.


CLINICAL AND PATHOLOGICAL FEATURES OF SCREEN VS. NON-SCREEN DETECTED PROSTATE CANCERS: IS THERE A DIFFE
'"/>

Contact: Wendy Isett
wisett@auanet.org
410-689-3789
American Urological Association
20-May-2007


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. 1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established
2. Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
3. UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA
4. Indiana University Imaging Center receives $6M grant for kidney research
5. Penn researchers discover novel pathway for increasing good cholesterol
6. New research discovers independent brain networks control human walking
7. Theory of facial aging gets a facelift from UT Southwestern researchers
8. Sports concussion research using fMRI provides insight for safe return-to-play decisions
9. UIC researchers to develop new drugs to fight bioterrorism
10. New research finds high prevalence of smoking among physicians in China
11. Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/18/2019)... ... July 18, 2019 , ... Gateway Genomics , a ... a new publication titled, “ Accurate Fetal Sex Determination from Maternal Blood at 8 ... study, DNA blood samples were collected from 108 women at an average gestational age ...
(Date:7/17/2019)... ... July 17, 2019 , ... Dynamic ... in Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, and Marketplace programs is pleased to announce the introduction ... Health Records (EHR) integration at the point of care to providers and ...
(Date:7/17/2019)... ... July 17, 2019 , ... This past Saturday, Monarch Dental® ... Foundation . Over 50 underserved patients were welcomed at the Mesquite office to receive ... the summer season. Individuals were referred to the event through local nonprofit organizations such ...
(Date:7/17/2019)... ... ... is pleased to announce a new office opening in Lapeer, Michigan. The office is ... corner of Turrill Road and South Lapeer Roads, conveniently off of I-69 in Lapeer. , ... office in Lapeer and the ability to service women in this community. We’ve dedicated ...
(Date:7/13/2019)... ... July 12, 2019 , ... Ospitek ... its proprietary patient management platform, Ospitek “View”. Ospitek has partnered with some of ... a fully customizable, intelligent, solution made specifically for surgical centers, allowing them to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/17/2019)... ... July 17, 2019 , ... The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is pleased ... Nominating Committee . Elected by psychiatric-mental health nurse members from across the country, these ... in New Orleans, LA, October 2-5, 2019. , “These new members of the Board ...
(Date:7/17/2019)... ... ... Gwinnett Family Dental Care , located at 3455 Lawrenceville Highway in ... general and preventative care as well as restorative and cosmetic dentistry for ... Dr. Kell Gallaher, Dr. Jon Klevansky, Dr. Jason Klevansky, Dr. Joseph Baughman, Dr. Donald ...
(Date:7/17/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... July 17, 2019 , ... ... September 11-13, in Phoenix, will provide strategies to keep pathologists, laboratory professionals and ... techniques to improve outcomes and enhance patient care. , Renowned Speakers Covering ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: