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Prostate-specific antigen and prostate cancer: prediction, detection and monitoring.

Abstract:

Testing for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) has profoundly affected the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. PSA testing has enabled physicians to detect prostate tumours while they are still small, low-grade and localized. This very ability has, however, created controversy over whether we are now diagnosing and treating insignificant cancers. PSA testing has also transformed the monitoring of treatment response and detection of disease recurrence. Much current research is directed at...

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10.1038/nrc2351

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
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Journal:
Nature reviews. Cancer
Volume:
8
Issue:
4
Pages:
268-278
Publication date:
2008-04-05
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EISSN:
1474-1768
ISSN:
1474-175X
URN:
uuid:5de95958-13d7-43ac-aa99-717b8cc8d5bb
Source identifiers:
365932
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pubs:365932

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