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Urol Clin North Am. 2010 Feb;37(1):1-9, Table of Contents. doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2009.11.004.

Prostate cancer: to screen or not to screen?

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  • 1Division of Urologic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Siteman Cancer Center, 4960 Children's Place, Campus Box 8242, St Louis, MO 63110, USA.


The debate about the usefulness of population-based prostate cancer screening has been ongoing for decades. The most current evidence shows limited benefit of population screening, and significant psychological, physical and financial costs. Efforts to improve screening with better markers and more selective treatment may make population-based screening more effective.

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