PLCO

AcronymDefinition
PLCOProstate, Lung, Colorectal, Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial (clinical trial)
PLCOPlant Clearance Officer
PLCOPacific Liaison and Coordination Office (Asian Development Bank; Australia)
PLCOProvincial Laboratory Coordinating Office (Canada)
PLCONational Cancer Institute Prostate, Lung, Colorectal & Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial
PLCOPostoperative Low Cardiac Output (cardiology)
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PLCO study subjects included in the current analysis were 23,485 women aged 55-74 years at study entry between 1993 and 2001, who had no cancer diagnosed prior to year 5 of the study when they completed a supplemental questionnaire to assess bone medication use.
Considering their economic value, PLCO is almost surely going to attempt to harvest the old growth redwoods of the Headwaters.
Mohler noted that the screening debate exploded in early 2009 as a result of the ERSPC (European) and the PLCO (American) studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine that led to media reports stating that PSA screening has little impact on the risk of death from the disease.
This was demonstrated by the randomized PLCO (Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening) trial, in which multimodal screening (CA125 and T'VUS) was evaluated.
The PLCO Trial, imperfect by the pre-screening contamination of the control arm, nonetheless showed that, in a group of young men with no comorbidities, there was a significant reduction of prostate cancer death rates after a median follow-up of seven years (JCO 2011;29:355-361).
Anderson and colleagues used information from surveys that were a part of the PLCO (Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian) Multi-center Screening Trial.
Results of the PLCO (Prostate, Lung, Colon and Ovary) US randomized study of screening were also published in the same issue of the NEJM (Andriole et al, NEJM 2009) and to date show no significant effect of screening on mortality from the disease, but suffered from a significant level of contamination in the control arm.
The PLCO analysis compared 1,172 men with prostate cancer to 1,157 who did not have cancer.
Mohler noted that the screening debate exploded in early 2009 as a result of the ERSPC (European) and the PLCO (American) studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine resulting in media reports stating that PSA screening has little impact on the risk of death from the disease.
1997;157:849-55) and the Veterans Affairs department (Chest 2007;131:383-88), and from those enrolled in the PLCO (Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian) Cancer Screening Trial (N.
USPSTF placed heavy emphasis on the PLCO (Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian) study, whose prostate arm was critically flawed.
Results from the last--the PLCO (Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian) trial, which tested screening with cancer antigen 125 (CA125) and transvaginal ultrasound--were recently reported (JAMA 2011;305:2295-303).