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Early detection of prostate cancer. Results of a prostate specific antigen-based detection program in Japan.

Authors
  • Egawa, S
  • Suyama, K
  • Ohori, M
  • Kawakami, T
  • Kuwao, S
  • Hirokado, K
  • Hirano, S
  • Yokoyama, E
  • Uchida, T
  • Koshiba, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cancer
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1995
Volume
76
Issue
3
Pages
463–472
Identifiers
PMID: 8625128
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Elderly Asian males appear to have lower serum PSA than their Western counterparts. The optimal cutoff of serum PSA for early detection should be examined further in Asian male populations. Differences in the incidence of prostate cancer between ethnic groups may have been overestimated in previous studies owing in part to unawareness by the physician and general public. Though the frequent use of more sophisticated diagnostic modalities will likely disclose greater numbers of prostate cancers in Japan, whether early detection reduces mortality by minimizing risk of death from cancer remains a point to be determined.

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