Prostate modelling study dismissed

Researchers compared rec­ords before and during widespread PSA testing in the US and used a mathematical model to predict that approximately three times the incidence of metastatic disease would have been found at diagnosis in the absence of screening.

They said that instead of 8000 men presenting with metastatic prostate cancer in 2008, the US would have seen about 25,000 cases.

“Although there are trade-offs associated with the PSA test and many factors influence the disease outcome, our data