New clinical guidelines on prostate cancer testing


December 2014

Long-awaited consensus guidelines on prostate cancer have been released.

The draft guidelines address prostate cancer testing, which extends from making a decision about whether to be tested, through to following a positive test result. Notably, they recommend against routine PSA screening and advise GPs to cease digital rectal examinations.

  • Draft Clinical Practice Guidelines PSA Testing and Early Management of Test-Detected Prostate Cancer (2014): the draft guidelines can be found here
  • Further related guidelines can be found here
By J Pope

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