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Agency for Healthcare Research Quality

Screening for Prostate Cancer

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Release Date: August 2008

Summary of Recommendations / Supporting Documents

Summary of Recommendations

  • The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of prostate cancer screening in men younger than age 75 years.
    Grade: I statement.
  • The USPSTF recommends against screening for prostate cancer in men age 75 years or older.
    Grade: D recommendation.

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Supporting Documents

Screening for Prostate Cancer, August 2008

Recommendation Statement (PDF File, 210 KB; PDF Help)
Supporting Article (PDF File, 195 KB; PDF Help)
Evidence Synthesis (PDF File, 420 KB; PDF Help)
Clinical Summary (PDF File, 115 KB; PDF Help)
Video: How to Talk with Your Patients When Evidence Is Insufficient (3:40 minutes, Windows Media®)

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Current as of August 2008

Internet Citation:

Screening for Prostate Cancer, Topic Page. August 2008. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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