Screening decreases prostate cancer death: first analysis of the1988  Quebec Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial

Alexandra L Barratt and Alan S Coates
Med J Aust 2004; 181 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2004.tb06240.x
Published online: 16 August 2004

Does early detection (by prostate-specific antigen [PSA] testing and digital rectal examination) and treatment of prostate cancer reduce the risk of death from prostate cancer among men aged 45–80 years invited to screening?

  • Alexandra L Barratt1
  • Alan S Coates2

  • 1 School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 The Cancer Council Australia, Sydney, NSW.



We would like to thank Professor Les Irwig for comments on earlier drafts of this article.

Competing interests:

None identified.


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