PSA cut-points, treatments for prostate Ca and BPH highlighted at AUA meeting

April 27, 2003

Chicago-Research on lowering the PSA cutpoint, prostate cancer treatments,and new methods for treating BPH, prostatitis, and stone disease are amongthe major scientific advances coming out of this year's AUA annual meeting.Thomas Brady, MD, chair of AUA's public media committee, offered a previewof the research yesterday to about 15 members of the news media.Dr. Brady said members of the media committee read all abstracts submittedfor presentation at the meeting and select 25 to 30 based on their scientificmerit and news value."Many articles are extremely scientific but have absolutely no newsworthinessto them; other articles are extremely newsworthy and have absolutely noscientific merit," he said.