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Project #128:
The effect of COVID-19 infection and vaccination on PSA levels in men

There is a theory that COVID-19 disease and vaccination could could lead to inflammation in the prostate, increasing levels in the blood of the prostate specific antigen (PSA). PSA test is a common prostate cancer screening offered to men. So an increase in PSA could lead to unnecessary and harmful false cancer flags.

This is study we will investigate the possible effect of the COVID-19 vaccination and infection on PSA levels. We will also investigate how long the effect is.

This research could help us understand more about the potential effect of COVID-19 on PSA and alert clinicians to be vigilant. It will help the patients and clinicians to use the PSA testing more effectively and interpret the results more appropriately.

  • Study lead: Agnieszka Lemanska
  • Organisation: University of Surrey
  • Project type: Research
  • Topic area: Other/indirect impacts of COVID on health/healthcare