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Editor's Correspondence
Mar 11, 2013

Prostate Cancer Screening and Incidence: A Question of Causality—Reply

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Department of Health Policy and Management, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(5):392-393. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2548

In reply

Trends in prostate cancer incidence among men 75 years and older may reflect a number of factors other than changes in screening recommendations. For this reason, my colleagues and I compared trends in the incidence of prostate cancer among men 75 years and older with trends among men aged 65 to 74 years, who served as a concurrent control group. This topic merits further investigation, and we are currently undertaking a direct examination of trends in prostate cancer screening rates.