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For a given cancer, estimates regarding the magnitude of overdiagnosis (as a proportion of all detected disease) remain areas of debate. Some guidelines organizations (including the USPSTF) have begun to establish lower and upper age boundaries for screening practices, on the basis of clinical trial evidence and modeling approaches. This has arisen out of the recognition that different age subpopulations are likely to experience different balances of net benefits and harms. However, as individuals may vary in terms of associated comorbidities and life expectancies, not all groups agree with this approach.
As the framework shows diagrammatically, any benefit of screening or prevention is linked to resulting therapy, so both the benefits and harms of therapy must be considered. Even if an intervention has been demonstrated to reduce disease-specific mortality in some individuals, the practice could still potentially be of net harm to a population, depending on the frequency and severity of associated complications that its use generates. Finally, the framework is also useful in that it rejects mental shortcuts and a reliance on personal experience, opinion, or assumptions in favor of a series of defined links in a chain of evidence to prove the final net utility of an intervention.
The first trial was the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) cancer screening trial. S. study sites to receive annual PSA testing for 6 years or to usual care. 7). 2 The second trial, the European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer (ERSPC), was a multinational study that randomized approximately 162,000 men between ages 50 and 74 years (with a predefined “core” group of 55 to 69 years) to receive PSA testing (at varying intervals, and with digital rectal examination and transrectal ultrasound, depending on screening center, or no screening).