Interview

What is the main reason why good biomarkers are really needed for diagnosing prostate cancer?

Prof. Nicolaas Lumen

(28 June 2017)

 

Currently, the gold standards in prostate cancer diagnosis are a PSA test and a digital rectal examination (DRE). Because of the low performance of these diagnostic methods, a lot of patients will undergo an unnecessary prostate biopsy. The result: a lot of insignificant prostate cancer that should never be found.

We need a biomarker test to avoid unnecessary biopsies, to avoid overdiagnosis, and to avoid overtreatment

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Prof. Nicolaas Lumen
Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium

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