USPSTF to re-assess harms and benefits of PSA-based screening for risk of prostate cancer

This is a very important opportunity to let our voices be heard with respect to the recent USPSTF changes in PSA screening recommendations.


Yesterday the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) posted detailed information about a new draftresearch plan related to screening for prostate cancer.

The USPSTF is seeking public comment on this plan, which can be reviewed here, and public comment can be submitted from now through November 25, 2015.

Prostate Cancer International has already submitted detailed comments on this draft research plan to the USPSTF through the USPSTF web site. Doing this is not complex, but it can take a little time, and we would encourage those who are interested in making such comment to be thoughtful in so doing.

Here is a list of just a few of the comments submitted by Prostate Cancer International with respect to the plan:

  • It is unclear whether the plan and the related research questions were written before its authors were aware of the data published yesterday in the New England Journal…

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