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25 February 2017

PROMIS Study published in The Lancet

The PROMIS was published in the top international medical journal, The Lancet. Professor Ahmed was lead author and co-Chief Investigator. The study was funded by the NIHR-HTA, run by the MRC CTU and sponsored by University College London.

The PROMIS study definitively showed that multi-parametric MRI before prostate biopsy was absolutely essential in reducing the number of men biopsied by 27% and almost doubling the chance of finding important life threatening prostate cancer. The full text is freely available.

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