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Volume 5 (2005), Pages 147-150
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2005.21
Commentary

Routine PSA Testing: An Analysis of the Controversy Concerning Its Use

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1620 McElderry Street, Suite #7A3, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA

Received 19 May 2004; Revised 9 January 2005; Accepted 31 January 2005

Copyright © 2005 Namath S.¬†Hussain.

Abstract

Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer in American males today. PSA screening has been used for over 10 years as an important diagnostic tool for the disease. Because of its lack of sensitivity and specificity, however, PSA testing should be used with caution.