CLUE Working Group founder Kari Tikkinen leads BMJ Rapid Recommendation on prostate cancer screening

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CLUE Working Group founder Kari Tikkinen led a working group to produce Rapid Recommendation guidelines on prostate cancer screening. The guideline was published on September 5, 2018 in The British Medical Journal (The BMJ). The guideline working group also included other CLUE Working Group members and collaborators, including Thomas Agoritsas, Marco Blanker, Philipp Dahm and Gordon Guyatt.

The guideline suggested against systematic PSA-based screening for prostate cancer, and indicated shared decision making is needed for men considering screening.

Access the guideline here.

Please access media and journal coverage for the guideline below:

  1. The BMJ editorial: What should doctors say to men asking for a PSA test?
  2. Reuters: “More doctors say men should think twice about prostate cancer screening.”
  3. Finland’s National Public Broadcasting Company – YLE News, with Kari Tikkinen: “Experts decline routine prostate cancer screening.” (Finnish)
  4. YLE TV1 Morning TV (live TV show), with Kari Tikkinen: “Prostate cancer – to screen or not?” (Finnish)