To Test? To Treat? | GenomeWeb

To Test? To Treat?

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The New York Times' Shannon Brownlee and Jeanne Lenzer discuss physicians' "polarized views about the logic of routine testing" for cancers, particularly in light of the recent debates over the utility of prostate-specific antigen testing. "The dueling narratives of PSA testing boil down to the way each side frames the potential for harm from the disease compared with the collateral damage from the test and subsequent treatment," Brownlee and Lenzer write.

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