Mortality from prostate cancer is decreasing

Julie B Byles
Med J Aust 2002; 176 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb04447.x
Published online: 1 April 2002

Comment: Using joinpoint analysis, Coory and Bade have identified a significant trend towards lower mortality rates from prostate cancer since 1994, and relate this chronologically to the increased use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing in Australia. The authors raise three reasonable questions regarding this finding:

  • Julie B Byles

  • Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW.


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