This week’s issue issue of the New England Journal of Medicine includes four perspective articles on the recent draft recommendation about PSA screening issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
The four articles are:
- Prostate-cancer screening — what the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force left out, by Allan S. Brett, MD, and Richard J. Ablin, PhD
- One man at a time — resolving the PSA contoversy, by Mary F. McNaughton-Collins, MD, MPH, and Michael J. Barry, MD
- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and screening for prostate cancer, by Fritz H. Schröder, MD
- Screening for prostate cancer, by Richard M. Hoffman, MD, MPH
These four different perspectives on a relatively straightforward recommendation from the USPSTF only go to demonstrate the varying perceptions of the complexity of this issue. Interestingly, it is not the urologist in the group who is the most assertive supporter of a different draft recommendation.
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