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Personalised prostate cancer screening may save thousands from unnecessary treatment

05 Nov 12

Targeting prostate cancer screening based on a man’s age and genes could potentially save thousands of men from unnecessary treatment and save the NHS millions of pounds. The research is presented at the NCRI Cancer Conference in Liverpool today (Monday).

The researchers, funded by Cancer Research UK, developed a theoretical model to compare the effectiveness and cost of two different approaches to prostate cancer screening.

The model showed that a personalised approach – based on a man’s age and looking for the common genes that increase the risk of prostate cancer – would result in fewer deaths from the disease and cost tens of millions less for the NHS to roll out compared to screening all men aged 55 to 79 every four years with the PSA test.

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