Low PSA (prostate specific antigen) score can predict cancer return after radiation:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Individuals with a low prostate specific antigen (PSA) score are less prone to the disease, but new research has suggested that a low PSA score after radiation therapy in prostate cancer patients may predict the likelihood of whether cancer will return in the prostate or elsewhere. The study was published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics (March 15). "These findings may help us to identify high-risk patients early. This will allow doctors to consider other adjuvant or salvage therapies to hopefully increase their chances for survival," commented Michael Ray, lead author of the study.