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February 3, 1993

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JAMA. 1993;269(5):591. doi:10.1001/jama.1993.03500050069026

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Abstract

—In the article entitled "Disease-Specific Survival Following Routine Prostate Cancer Screening by Digital Rectal Examination" published in the January 6, 1993, issue of The Journal (1992;269:61-64), several lines of text were omitted from the Results section of the abstract. The Results section should have read as follows: Clinically localized prostate cancer was diagnosed in 73% during an initial examination and 83% on subsequent examinations (P=.35). Grade distribution of tumors was similar in both groups. Overall, 5- and 10-year survival of all cancer patients was 85% and 67%, respectively. Death from prostate cancer was 8% (3/38) in men diagnosed on initial examination and 33% (6/18) during subsequent examinations. Five- and 10-year disease-specific survival was 97% and 86%, respectively, for men diagnosed during the first rectal examination compared with only 81% and 57%, respectively, for men diagnosed on subsequent rectal examinations (P=.02).

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