14 March 2018

By Sarah Wiedersehn - theherald.com.au

Australian urologists say a PSA blood test still offers the best hope for beating prostate cancer despite a UK study finding the popular yet contentious screening method did not reduce the number of men who died from the disease over a 10-year period.

A randomised control trial compared the outcomes of single PSA screening with no screening among more than 400,000 men aged 50 to 69.

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Developed by a multidisciplinary expert advisory group under the leadership of PCFA, the clinical practice guidelines on PSA testing were released in 2016 and are still very relevant today. You can read the full guidelines here.