Prostate cancer: is PSA velocity useful?

Nat Rev Urol. 2009 Jun;6(6):305-6. doi: 10.1038/nrurol.2009.93.


When a patient presents for assessment of prostate cancer risk, do serial measurements of PSA provide more-useful information than determination of a single PSA concentration? The authors of a new systematic review contend that the answer to this question is 'no'. Stacy Loeb cautions against hasty abandonment of PSA kinetics.

Publication types

  • News

MeSH terms

  • Biomarkers, Tumor / blood*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prostate-Specific Antigen / blood*
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / blood*
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / diagnosis


  • Biomarkers, Tumor
  • Prostate-Specific Antigen