See referenced original article on pages 2223–9, this issue.
Prostate cancer screening in black men—new questions, few answers
Article first published online: 4 APR 2013
Copyright © 2013 American Cancer Society
Volume 119, Issue 12, pages 2206–2208, 15 June 2013
How to Cite
Brooks, D. D. (2013), Prostate cancer screening in black men—new questions, few answers. Cancer, 119: 2206–2208. doi: 10.1002/cncr.28041
- Issue published online: 4 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 4 APR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Received: 5 FEB 2013
A report in this issue of Cancer on disparate follow-up of abnormal prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels among younger black men in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian cancer screening trial raises new concerns regarding the adequacy of evidence available to assess the balance of risk and harms of PSA-based screening for these men. Clinicians should analyze published screening recommendations with an understanding of the data gaps regarding this population, and shortcomings in the existing evidence base must be addressed.