Widespread screening for prostate cancer over the past 3 decades using the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test has led to a flood of men being diagnosed with and treated for prostate cancer that never would have harmed them, according to a new study. The jump in diagnoses was most pronounced among younger men, with rates more than tripling for men aged 50 to 59 and increasing seven-fold for those aged 50 and younger. The study was published online August 31 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI). Read more > >
Whether treatment is received at a comprehensive cancer center or, as is the case for the majority of patients, at a community hospital, it's unclear who is directing and coordinating the clinical care decisions for those undergoing active treatment. With the expected increase in cancer incidence (due in large part to an aging population), the health care community must begin to focus on this critically important issue. Read more > >
The director of CDC's National Office of Public Health Genomics discusses the science behind personal genomic tests. These tests, which include "genetic risk profiles" for cancer and other common diseases, are sold directly to consumers. Read more > >
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