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PSA testing: Doctors must STOP the inappropriate use of PSA screening
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:30 am Email this article
“I never dreamed that my discovery [of PSA] four decades ago would lead to such a profit-driven public health disaster,” said Richard J. Ablin, PhD, a research professor of immunobiology and pathology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the president of the Robert Benjamin Ablin Foundation for Cancer Research, who discovered PSA (prostate-specific antigen) in 1970.
“The medical community must confront reality and stop the inappropriate use of P.S.A. screening.”
“Doing so would save billions of dollars and rescue millions of men from unnecessary, debilitating treatments.”
He wrote this in an Op-Ed in The New York Times in 2010 which was titled The Great Prostate Mistake.
Ablin RJ. The Great Prostate Mistake. New York Times, 2010 Mar 9; http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/10/opinion/10Ablin.html
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