Several announcements at the American Urological Association (AUA) annual meeting addressed screening and management of prostate cancer. The AUA has narrowed the age range in which it advises that there be informed decision-making about prostate cancer. The professional society now recommends that men between 55 and 70 receive PSA tests. According to the AUA, such screening tests are not routinely recommended for those younger and older than this age range. Andrew Pollack of the New York Times discussed the comparison of the AUA recommendations to the United States Preventive Services Task Force. Pollack also reported from the AUA annual meeting about findings related to a test that will distinguish high-risk prostate cancer from disease of lesser risk.
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