Prostate Cancer Screening: Moving Beyond PSA – Renal and Urology News

In nearly 1,000 men undergoing initial or repeat biopsy, these investigators found that urinary PCA3 prior to a prostate biopsy improved the prediction of PCa and high-grade disease with a high positive predictive value 90% in the initial biopsy setting and a high negative predictive value 88% in the repeat biopsy setting. The investigators conclude that counseling men undergoing prostate biopsy in the context of PCA3 would reduce the burden of prostate biopsies.

via Prostate Cancer Screening: Moving Beyond PSA – Renal and Urology News.

 

I have been using PCA-3 tests in a variety of ways.  I perform it yearly for men at high risk of prostate cancer, to determine if men need repeat prostate biopsies, and also in my active surveillance prostate cancer patients.

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