Glimmer of hope for prostate health

Mr JEREMY GRUMMET
MBBS, MS, FRACS
Consultant Urologic Surgeon; Chair, Genito-Urinary Cancer Multi­disci­plinary Team, Alfred Hospital

THROUGH the dark clouds of controversy that have cast shadows over the diagnosis of prostate cancer, a ray of light is just starting to shine through: multi­parametric MRI (mpMRI).

It is by far the most exciting thing to happen in prostate cancer in the last decade, although it is not yet indicated for widespread use.

Before PSA testing, prostate cancer was diagnosed by digital rectal exam (DRE) or by men