Pauler Ankerst, Donna, Tangen, Catherine M., Thompson, Ian M. (Eds.)
2nd ed. 2009, XVI, 397 p.
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Comprehensively reviews every aspect of prostate cancer screening, including the latest discoveries in biomarker research
Outlines current screening policies by continent and presents the relative ongoing prospective screening trials around the globe
More than one in six men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. In recent years there has been an explosion of information regarding PSA screening and biomarkers for the disease. In Prostate Cancer Screening, Second Edition, the world’s leading experts on prostate cancer detection update the first edition with the latest findings. The book incorporates a series of thoughtful and cutting-edge works from the world’s experts in prostate cancer screening, ranging from the current status quo of prostate cancer screening across the globe to consensus on optimal utilization of the traditional PSA and DRE tests, to cutting-edge research in new biomarkers, biomeasures, and extended risk algorithms for prostate cancer. An additional chapter covers family-based linkage analysis as well as possible pitfalls in prostate cancer biomarker evaluation studies. Timely and authoritative, Prostate Cancer Screening, Second Edition, is an essential text for urologists, oncologists and family physicians, as well as researchers in the biomarker industry who seek methods to better develop and support markers and measures of prostate cancer.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Biomarkers - EPCA - PSA - PSA Screening - Prevention - Prostate Cancer - Prostate Specific Antigen - cancer prevention - cancer screening - classification - screening