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Would prostate cancer detected by screening with prostate-specific antigen develop into clinical cancer if left undiagnosed? A comparison of two population-based studies in Sweden.

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OBJECTIVE: To assess the risk of over-diagnosing and over-treating prostate cancer if population-based screening with serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is instituted. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From a serum bank stored in 1980, PSA was analysed in 658 men with no previously known prostate cancer from a well-defined cohort from Göteborg, Sweden (men born in 1913); the incidence of clinical prostate cancer was registered until 1995. From the same area, and with the same selection criteria, anoth...

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Hugosson, J More by this author
Carlsson, S More by this author
Eriksson, H More by this author
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Journal:
BJU international
Volume:
85
Issue:
9
Pages:
1078-1084
Publication date:
2000-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1464-410X
ISSN:
1464-4096
URN:
uuid:e25db0d7-883b-4144-9351-92efb4bc30f1
Source identifiers:
366048
Local pid:
pubs:366048

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