When two trials go to war

The last time Australian Doctor wrote about PSA testing, the intro was rather different: “Routine screening does not significantly reduce prostate cancer deaths,” began our article published online on 10 January.

So you might be wondering: What’s changed?

To understand these polar-opposite statements, look no further than the two clinical trials that spawned them. They’re both huge, have been running for years, are published in prestigious journals — and they’ve both confused the bejesus