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baseline prostate-specific antigen levels in middle predict lethal prostate cancer

Christopher J Weight, Simon P Kim, Debra J Jacobson, Michaela E McGree, R Jeffrey Karnes, Jennifer St Sauver
OBJECTIVE: To study the use of a baseline prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and digital rectal examination in men (aged 40-49 years) in predicting long-term prostate cancer risk in a prospectively followed, representative population cohort. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Since 1990, a random sample of men in Olmsted County (aged 40-49 years) has been followed up prospectively (n = 268), with biennial visits, including a urologic questionnaire, PSA screening, and physical examination...
December 2013: Urology
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