Volume 91 Issue 34 | pp. 24-25 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 26, 2013

Antigen Levels Show Prostate Cancer’s Aggressiveness

New method may help determine whether patients need surgery or not
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE, Biological SCENE
Keywords: PSA, prostate-specific antigen, prostate cancer

The level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in serum is often used to diagnose prostate cancer. Some patients with high PSA levels undergo invasive biopsies or surgery, which can cause side effects like incontinence and impotence. Some prostate cancers are slow to progress, and studies have shown that some patients do better if they watch and wait instead of having surgery. Michael J. Ahrens of the biotech firm Ohmx Corp. and coworkers, including chemist . . .

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