A Negative for PSA Test

Premium

A panel of experts from the US Preventive Services Task Force has determined that routine testing for prostate-specific antigen to test for possible prostate cancer in men is "doing more harm than good," reports ScienceInsider's Eliot Marshall. There is no need to screen healthy men for PSA, USPSTF said, as the test is not reliable in determining cancer risk and can lead to detrimental side effects from over-treatment.

Get the full story with
GenomeWeb Premium

Only $95 for the
first 90 days*

GenomeWeb Premium gives you:
✔ Full site access
✔ Interest-based email alerts
✔ Access to archives

Never miss another important industry story.

Try GenomeWeb Premium now.

Already a GenomeWeb Premium member? Login Now.
Or, See if your institution qualifies for premium access.

*Before your trial expires, we’ll put together a custom quote with your long-term premium options.

Not ready for premium?

Register for Free Content
You can still register for access to our free content.

Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.