Harris R, Lohr K N, Beck R, Fink K, Godley P, Bunton A J
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Harris R, Lohr K N, Beck R, Fink K, Godley P, Bunton A J. Screening for prostate cancer. Rockville: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Preventive Services Task Force Systematic Evidence Review No. 16. 2002
To examine the evidence of the benefits and harms of screening and earlier treatment in reducing prostate cancer mortality and to assist the US Preventive Services Task Force in making recommendations on this topic.
We are unable to determine the net benefit of screening because we cannot establish the presence and, if present, the magnitude of benefit from screening. We can establish the presence of potential harms.