Monthly Archives: July 2012

PSA is resuscitated briefly

A study in today’s NEJM shows that early cancer may benefit from surgery. However, PSA makes an unwelcome addition to the study. Somehow, the fact that the study participants had to be “diagnosed” through PSA screening may be interpreted as evidence that this study supports PSA screening. After reading this and the preceding paper, I […]

One more nail into the coffin of indiscriminate mammography

Comparing the incidence of breast cancer deaths among Swedish counties, Autier and colleagues found that there was no advantage for those who got on the bandwagon of mammography screening early on, sometimes as early as 20 years before the sluggish. Swedish women have one of the best rates of taking the test, 85-95%. But from […]