- Otis Brawley: New report says prostate cancer screenings do more harm than good
- He says medical community has long pushed screenings, though benefits unproven
- He says an industry grew around screening, ignoring considerable associated risk
- Brawley: Report should end mass screenings, but it will be tough to slow industry
Dr. Otis W. Brawley is chief medical and scientific officer of the American Cancer Society and professor at Emory University. He is the author, with Paul Goldberg, of "How We Do Harm" (St. Martin's Press).
(CNN)Should men be routinely screened for prostate cancer? This question has been asked ever since the prostate specific antigen test, or PSA, became widely available more than two decades ago.