Interview

What is the main reason why good biomarkers are really needed for diagnosing prostate cancer?

Prof. Anders Bjartell

(28 June 2017)

 

At the moment, overdiagnosis and overtreatment of prostate cancer are big problems. Prostate biopsies are invasive procedures that harbour risks such as infections and bleeding. Because too many biopsies are performed, more cancers are found that perhaps should not be found. These type of cancers will not do any harm in the long run.

 

Photo - Prof. Anders Bjartell
Prof. Anders Bjartell
Skåne University Hospital - Lund University, Lund, Sweden