New concepts in the early detection of prostate cancer

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The strategy for detecting prostate cancer has undergone drastic changes in the past two decades. Serum prostatespecific antigen (PSA) test has became widely available for screening of prostate cancer. Transrectal ultrasonography is now routinely used in guiding systemic prostate biopsies. Along with excellent surgical outcomes from an improved understanding of pelvic anatomy and modified surgical techniques,1 early detection of prostate cancer has contributed to the improved outcomes of men with prostate cancer. In this chapter, we review a brief history of the current detection strategy for prostate cancer; then we review potential new markers for prostate cancer screening and detection. Finally, we discuss the rationale and results of early detection of prostate cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProstate Cancer
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780203624326
ISBN (Print)9781841844589
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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