Estimating the harms and benefits of prostate cancer screening as used in common practice versus recommended good practice: A microsimulation screening analysis Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Computer Simulation
  • Early Detection of Cancer
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Quality of Life

abstract

  • Commonly used PSA screening and treatment practices are associated with little net benefit. Following a few straightforward clinical recommendations, particularly greater use of active surveillance for low-risk disease and reducing screening in older men, would lead to an almost 4-fold increase in the net benefit of prostate cancer screening. Cancer 2016;122:3386-3393. © 2016 American Cancer Society.

publication date

  • November 15, 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC5073010

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.30192

PubMed ID

  • 27459245

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3386

end page

  • 3393

volume

  • 122

number

  • 21