Medtech Insight is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

Five-year interval for prostate sufficient, NCI (National Cancer Institute) suggests:

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting last month heard that annual screening of US men over 50 for prostate cancer may be reduced to once every five years in certain cases. Men who show a low PSA level need not worry that this will increase markedly within a year, the University of Colorado's Health Sciences Center's David Crawford said at the meeting. Quoting National Cancer Institute (NCI) data, he said that 98.8% of surveyed males aged 55-74 who recorded a low PSA rate remained at a low rate four years later. Some urologists and other groups view the screening procedure as uncomfortable. Increasing the interval, where safe to do so, could also save the US health system $1bn annually, said Dr Crawford.

You may also be interested in...



QUOTED. 4 December. Eric Borin.

Becton Dickinson will spend $1.2bn over the next four years to improve its drug-delivery device manufacturing capabilities. See what Eric Borin, president of BD, said about it here.

Pfizer’s Expected 2020 COVID-19 Vaccine Production Fell By 50% After Scaleup Delays

Pfizer is producing vaccine doses at scale now that it has buttoned down the manufacturing process.

Azurity’s Xatmep Promotional Email To Healthcare Professionals Gets Dinged By US FDA

In second letter this year targeting email communications, OPDP says that putting the methotrexate oral solution’s risk information below the signature block does not offer ‘prominence and readability’ comparable to the information on the drug’s effectiveness for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia that was in the body of the email.

Topics

UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

OM013133

Ask The Analyst

Ask the Analyst is free for subscribers.  Submit your question and one of our analysts will be in touch.

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel