Author | Steven J. Jacobsen, MD, PhD

Articles

Prostate-Specific Antigen: What’s New in 1997

September 01, 1997

In this article, the authors have done an excellent job in reviewing recent findings regarding prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and other methods for the early detection of prostate cancer. This is a fast-moving field, with new results being reported on a weekly basis. Indeed, it is an exciting time to be conducting research in prostate cancer. At the same time, however, it is far too easy to lose sight of some of the basic principles by which we should judge evidence to make research or clinical decisions. Specifically, there are hard-learned epidemiologic lessons about which we need to constantly remind ourselves.