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Study finds prostate tests do not save lives

Annual screenings for prostate cancer led to more diagnoses of the disease, but not fewer prostate cancer deaths, according to a new report from the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO ) Cancer Screening Trial. The results appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine.

More than 76,000 men were tracked at 10 national study sites, including the University of Minnesota. The university was the largest of the sites, enrolling nearly a quarter of the participants, who were monitored over a decade.

Continue reading this story in Advances Magazine.

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