A new study from Keck Medicine of USC finds that the incidence rate of metastatic prostate cancer has significantly increased for men 45 and older and coincides with recommendations against routine prostate cancer screenings.

“This study is the first to document a continued rise in metastatic prostate cancer using the most up-to-date population dataset,” said Mihir M. Desai, MD, MPH, a urologist with Keck Medicine and co-lead author of the study. “The discovery has important ramifications for men because prostate cancer — when caught early, typically through a screening — is very treatable and often curable.”

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