No one-size-fits-all solution

Published: February, 2009

A message from Editor in Chief Marc B. Garnick, M.D.

In the previous issue of Perspectives, we summarized the recent recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force regarding prostate cancer screening. In short, the panel concluded that doctors should halt PSA screening for men who are 75 or older, as well as those with a life expectancy of less than 10 years.

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