Updated Japanese Urological Association Guidelines on prostate-specific antigen-based screening for prostate cancer in 2010

Authors

  • The Committee for Establishment of the Guidelines on Screening for Prostate Cancer,

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    • List of authors for the Japanese Urological Association guidelines Japanese edition published in 2008 and 2010: Seiji Naito, Yoshiyuki Kakehi, Akihiko Okuyama, Tomoaki Imamura, Hideo Yasunaga, Hideyuki Akaza, Shiro Hinotsu, Yoichi Arai, Takushi Dokiya, Shin Egawa, Kazuhiro Suzuki, Hirofumi Koga, Naoya Masumori, Koichiro Akakura, Kiyotaka Kawashima, Koji Okihara, Kazuto Ito.

  • Japanese Urological Association


  • President of the Japanese Urological Association.

  • Secretary of the Japanese Urological Association.

Kazuto Ito md, Department of Urology, Graduate School of Medicine, Gunma University Graduate School, 3-39-22, Showa-machi, Maebashi, Gunma 371-8511, Japan. Email: kzito@med.gunma-u.ac.jp

Abstract

The exposure rate of screening for prostate cancer using prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in Japan is still very low compared with that in the USA or western Europe. The mortality rate of prostate cancer will increase in the future and in 2020 it will be 2.8-fold higher than in 2000. Therefore, there is an urgent need to determine the best available countermeasures to decrease the rate of prostate cancer death. PSA screening, which can reduce the risk of death as a result of prostate cancer, should be offered to all men at risk of developing prostate cancer with fact sheets showing updated benefits and drawbacks of screening for prostate cancer.

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