Web Service Analyzes Prostate Health

A new Web service offers men a detailed analysis of their prostate health based on factors that go beyond the Prostate-Specific Antigen test.

The Soar Dynamic Screening application from Soar BioDynamics Ltd. was developed with urology specialists. Members of the San Francisco-based vendor’s board include Christopher Kane, M.D., professor of surgery and chief of urology at the University of California San Diego; and Georg Bartsch, M.D., professor and chair of the urology department at Innsbruck Medical University in Austria.

Users access a Web site and enter their PSA test history and personal information such as height, weight and health history. The information is compared with up to one million case studies and outcomes from other men with various prostate conditions. Decision support software in the application may suggest tests to detect the presence of various conditions.

Tom Neville, a prostate cancer survivor, founded and leads Soar BioDynamics. An introductory rate of $19.99 for the service covers up to 30 prostate analyses for a single user for a year.

Physicians also can purchase the service as an individual to use with their patients. The vendor expects later this year to unveil a physician version that gives a practice-level view. More information is available at soarthroughlife.com.

--Joseph Goedert

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