In a study that included more than 4,700 African American men diagnosed with prostate cancer, those who had an average of three PSA screening tests before their diagnosis were less likely have had the cancer spread and were less like to die of the cancer.
“These results would suggest that increased PSA screening may improve cancer outcomes for young African American men. Although the results of this study are just one step in addressing all of the other racial disparities that still exist in prostate cancer,” said lead author Edmund M. Qiao of the University of California San Diego.
- See “Younger African American Men With Prostate Cancer Show Improved Outcomes With More PSA Screenings” by Audrey Sternberg on the Cancer Network website (May 20, 2021)
- Abstract of the scientific paper: “Association of increased intensity of prostate-specific antigen screening in younger African American men with improved prostate cancer outcomes” by Edmund Qiao et al.