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Individualized screening interval for prostate cancer based on prostate-specific antigen level: results of a prospective, randomized, population-based study.

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BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the future cumulative risk of prostate cancer in relation to levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in blood and to determine whether this information could be used to individualize the PSA testing interval. METHODS: The study included 5855 of 9972 men (aged 50-66 years) who accepted an invitation to participate in a prospective, randomized study of early detection for prostate cancer. We used a protocol based on biennial PSA measure...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
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Journal:
Archives of internal medicine
Volume:
165
Issue:
16
Pages:
1857-1861
Publication date:
2005-09-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1538-3679
ISSN:
0003-9926
URN:
uuid:4b6b60ff-35fb-44b5-99ea-9eee0a0890be
Source identifiers:
257700
Local pid:
pubs:257700

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