No PSA screening, state consensus guidelines

Long-awaited consensus guidelines on prostate cancer recommend against routine PSA screening and advise GPs to cease digital rectal examinations.

The draft guidelines have been developed by Cancer Council Australia and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, and have the support of urologist and pathologist groups that have traditionally promoted PSA testing.

According to the guidelines, two-yearly PSA testing may be offered to asymptomatic men between the ages of 50 and 69 if they wish to have testing and