Experts clash over PSA consensus statement

Associate Professor Ian Haines, of the Cabrini Hospital in Melbourne, dismissed the statement, made at the Prostate Cancer World Congress in Melbourne last week, and suggested that men should sign a consent form before having their PSA tested.

The statement, signed by a group consisting mainly of urologists, advocated baseline PSA testing for men in their 40s as a useful tool for predicting risk.

It also said older men with more than 10 years of life expectancy should not be denied the test.

Evidence showed PSA testing