Video: Are PSA tests beneficial?

Nancy Ferrari

Senior editor, Harvard Health

 

Two international and large randomized studies provide the most convincing evidence thus far that PSA based testing does nothing or meaningfully little to reduce the death rate from prostate cancer and confirm many earlier studies that came to the same conclusions. In this video, Marc Garnick, MD, discusses the implications.

Originally posted March 2009; last reviewed April 7, 2011.

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