prostate specific antigen

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Noun1.prostate specific antigen - a protein manufactured exclusively by the prostate gland; PSA is produced for the ejaculate where it liquifies the semen and allows sperm cells to swim freely; elevated levels of PSA in blood serum are associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer
protein - any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes; "a diet high in protein"
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The 4Kscore test is a blood test used by health care professionals to assess a patient's risk of having aggressive prostate cancer after an abnormal prostate specific antigen test result, and before a decision is made to perform a biopsy.
KeyWords: Prostate cancer, Prostate specific antigen, Digital rectal examination, Prostate volume.
In 1979, a tissue specific antigen was isolated from prostate using gel electrophoresis and was called as Prostate specific antigen (PSA).
(6) The diagnosis requires careful history, physical examination including digital rectal examination (DRE), serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) estimation and transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) and TRUS-guided needle biopsies of the prostate.
Axumin is a novel molecular imaging agent indicated for use in positron emission tomography imaging to identify suspected sites of prostate cancer recurrence in men who have elevated blood levels of prostate specific antigen following prior treatment.
Prostate Cancer UK, which carried out the research, said it could help individuals better understand their risk of developing prostate cancer and help them make an informed decision about whether or not to have a prostate specific antigen (PSA) test.
It is a new SynCon immunotherapy for prostate cancer targeting two antigens, prostate specific antigen (PSA) and prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA), present in the majority of prostate cancer cells.
Tests to check for prostate cancer include: A prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test to help diagnose and manage prostate problems Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerised tomography (CT), both of which can look at the prostate in detail Biopsy, where a specimen of tissue is taken from the prostate gland.
Background: Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) is an important laboratory marker for diagnosis of prostatic cancer.
Demographic and clinical factors as determinants of serum levels of prostate specific antigen and its derivatives.

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