PSA Screening Reduces Deaths From Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

By Kristen Hallam on March 14, 2012 Routine tests used to detect prostate cancer reduce the risk of death from the disease, researchers said, adding more evidence to a debate over the role of screening. Those who were screened for PSA Those who were screened for PSA, a protein associated with the cancer at high levels, had a 21 percent lower risk of dying from the disease than those who weren’t screened, according to the study published today by the New England Journal of Medicine. Read more