prostate specific antigen


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prostate specific antigen

[¦prä‚stāt spə‚sif·ik ′ant·i·jən]
(immunology)
A glycoprotein with 240 amino acids that is expressed exclusively by human prostate epithelial cells and that exhibits protease activity; elevated levels in the blood are detected in individuals with prostate cancer. Abbreviated PSA.
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Table 2: Inferential statistics in levels of total prostate specific antigen (tPSA) and free prostate specific antigen (fPSA) in prostate diseases (n=100).
Significance of serum total prostate specific antigen and digital rectal examination in the diagnosis of prostate cancer.
Prostate carcinoma: correlation of histopathology with serum prostate specific antigen.
Only patients with enlarged prostate weighing above 40gm, with no malignant findings digital rectal examination and whose prostate specific antigen levels were below 10 ng/dl were selected for the study.
Longitudinal evaluation of prostate specific antigen levels in men with and without prostate disease.
Can free and total prostate specific antigen and prostate volume distinguish between men with negative and positive systematic ultrasound guided prostatic biopsies.
TEXT: -- Prostate specific antigen is synthesized in the ductal and acinar epithelium of prostate.
Prostate specific antigen in the preoperative and postoperative evaluation of local/nod prostatic cancer treated with radical prostatectomy.
Tom Stamey at Stanford University Medical Center, a world-renowned expert on prostate cancer, and a Member of the HDC Science Team "The Era of PSA is over" because of the low accuracy rate of Prostate Specific Antigen in identifying clinically significant prostate cancer.
Contrary to conventional medical wisdom, prostate specific antigen (PSA)--commonly measured to help detect prostate cancer--may work as part of the body's own natural defense against many forms of cancer, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Contract awarded for code 12644 total prostate specific antigen, reagent for the determination test.

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