College backs new PSA testing guidelines

The RACGP has endorsed new consensus PSA testing guidelines, saying GPs now have additional guidance for men who request a test, but are still under no obligation to screen for prostate cancer.

Chair of the RACGP National Standing Committee on Quality Care, Dr Evan Ackermann says the guidelines support the college’s opposition to routine screening, but the RACGP welcomes a consistent approach to patients who choose to have a test.

The NHMRC-backed clinical guidelines for PSA testing and early management of prostate cancer from the Cancer Council have