New PSA Screening Guidance Urges Shared Decision Making for Men Age 55 to 69
May 17, 2013 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care
New guidance from the American Urological Association (AUA) urges men between the ages of 55 and 69 to talk with their physicians about the benefits and harms of prostate cancer screening, according to a May 3, 2013, AUA press release. The new guideline, which updates the group’s 2009 Best Practice Statement on prostate-specific Antigen (PSA), is based on clinical evidence rather than a consensus opinion, which was used in the past. According to AUA, screening is not recommended for men age 40 or younger and routine screening for men age 40 to 54 at average risk is not recommended.