PCEC Research

In addition to screening millions of men, the Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC) participates in research and supports the development of technology to advance the detection and treatment of prostate cancer as well as other important men’s health conditions.

Current research focuses on data from our  Know Your Numbers programing.  These efforts include testing participants for a variety of Men's Health Conditions. Based on our expansive data and huge biorepositiory of serum, our researchers have made groundbreaking advances, had presentations at national medical meetings and published hundreds of papers in leading medical journals.

Further, our programs and data have proven critical in the recruitment of research participants and sites for many clinical trials.

**PCEC extends a special note of recognition and appreciation to Screening Sites who participate as Longitudinal Study Site Partners. The Prostate Cancer Awareness Week early detection events have helped PCEC and our Council physicians to advance research efforts for nearly 30 years.**

Enjoy a selection of our favorite journal articles below...

Male Androgen Deficiency Syndrome Screening Questionnaire

Journal of Men's Health
Volume 11, No. 1
2014
Male Androgen Deficiency Syndrome Screening Questionnaire: A Simplified Instrument to Identify Testosterone-Deficient Men
Nelson Stone MD, Martin Miner MD, Wendy Poage MHA, Aditi Patel, E David Crawford MD
Conclusion: Health factors were identified that can be used with a high degree of predictability to screen for Testosterone Deficiency. The MADS questionnaire, which includes queries on diabetes, race, obesity, exercise frequency, and ED,
can be easily introduced into practice to screen men for low T.

Randomized controlled screening trials for prostate cancer using prostate-specific antigen: a tale of contrasts

World J Urol DOI 10.1007/s00345-011-0799-4
TOPIC PAPER
Kyle O. Rove • E. David Crawford
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Validation of the modified American Urological Association symptom score

J Urol. 2011 Sep;186(3):945-8. Epub 2011 Jul 24.
Crawford ED, O'Donnell CI, Barqawi AB, O'Leary M, Sullivan KF, Hughes A, Roehrborn CG, Maroni P.
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Methods of developing UWIN, the modified American Urological Association symptom score

J Urol. 2011 Sep;186(3):940-4. Epub 2011 Jul 24.
Barqawi AB, Sullivan KF, Crawford ED, Roehrborn CG, Hughes A, O'Leary M, Stone N, O'Donnell CI.
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Prostate-specific antigen 1.5-4.0 ng/mL: a diagnostic challenge and danger zone

BJU Int. 2011 Dec;108(11):1743-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2011.10224.x. Epub 2011 Jun 28.
Crawford ED, Moul JW, Rove KO, Pettaway CA, Lamerato LE, Hughes A.
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Effect of Statins on Serum Prostate-specific Antigen Levels

Urology. 2010 Nov;76(5):1048-51.
Akduman B, Tandberg DJ, O'Donnell CI, Hughes A, Moyad MA, Crawford ED.
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