Physicians who routinely treat prostate cancer very likely to undergo PSA screening themselves | AUA

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Takeaway

  • Physicians who routinely treat prostate cancer are very likely to undergo PSA screening themselves. 

Why this matters

  • Stacy Loeb, MD, assistant professor of urology and population health at New York University and AUA spokesperson, commented about this podium presentation, “we can see that the doctors who manage prostate cancer really do practice what they preach, and choose PSA screening for themselves.”

 Study design

  • Australian and Canadian researchers surveyed nearly 900 urologists, radiation oncologists, and medical oncologists to assess screening preferences and treatment recommendations.
  • Researchers also assessed urologists and radiation oncologists relative to recommended treatments for family members diagnosed with prostate cancer. 
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