Inventor of prostate test calls screening a 'disaster'

March 11, 2010 2:51:39 PM PST
The doctor who invented the most commonly used tool for detecting prostate cancer is joining the ongoing debate over the blood test.

In a commentary for the New York Times, Dr. Richard Ablin, of the University of Arizona, writes that he never dreamed his discovery would lead to such a profit-driven public health disaster. He says the screening procedure is too costly and ineffective.