Prostate Screening Controversy
Interview: Mike Koch, MD
John P. Donohue Professor of Urology
Chairman, Department of Urology
IU School of Medicine
Recently a U.S. government health panel recommended healthy men not receive a common prostate cancer screening test, the prostate-specific antigen or PSA test. The panel concluded that the PSA test doesnít save lives and can lead to treatments with serious side effects such as impotence and incontinence.
Indiana University professor of urology Mike Koch strongly disagrees with the recommendation. In a chat with Sound Medicineís David Crabb, MD, Dr. Koch will explain his objections to the panelís conclusion and make his own recommendations for men. Dr. Mike Koch chairs the Department of Urology at the IU School of Medicine.