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Has PSA testing truly been a "public health disaster"?

Anthony J Costello and Declan Murphy
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (7): 431.

In reply: Chapman and Barratt’s statements about prostate cancer highlight the dramatic difference between the views of sociologists and the views of clinicians who deal daily with the burden of prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment and mortality.

Anthony J Costello, Director of Urology1
Declan Murphy, Urological Surgeon2
1 The Epworth Centre, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
2 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
Article References: 
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Adams J. The anatomy and diseases of the prostate gland. London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1851.
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Murphy DG, Kerger M, Crowe H, et al. Operative details and oncological and functional outcome of robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: 400 cases with a minimum of 12 months follow-up. Eur Urol 2009; 55: 1358-1367.
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19147274
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Hugosson J, Carlsson S, Aus G, et al. Mortality results from the Göteborg randomized population-based prostate-cancer screening trial. Lancet Oncology 2010; 11: 725-732. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(10)70146-7.
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Challacombe BJ, Murphy D, Lilja H, et al. The continuing role of prostate specific antigen as a marker for localised prostate cancer: “Do not throw the baby out with the bath water”. BJU Int 2009; 104: 1553-1554.
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19725821

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