The dilemmas of prostate cancer screening

Jonas Hugosson and Sigrid V Carlsson
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10905
Published online: 4 November 2013

In reply: We wish to make some comments in response to Haines’s point that the PIVOT (Prostate Cancer Intervention Versus Observation Trial) failed to show any benefit from radical prostatectomy (RP) over surveillance.

  • Jonas Hugosson1
  • Sigrid V Carlsson2,1

  • 1 Department of Urology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • 2 Department of Surgery, Urology Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA.


Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.


remove_circle_outline Delete Author
add_circle_outline Add Author

Do you have any competing interests to declare? *

I/we agree to assign copyright to the Medical Journal of Australia and agree to the Conditions of publication *
I/we agree to the Terms of use of the Medical Journal of Australia *
Email me when people comment on this article

Online responses are no longer available. Please refer to our instructions for authors page for more information.