AUA, others comment on new USPSTF draft on screening for risk of prostate cancer

The American Urological Association (AUA), along with other organizations, issued a statement yesterday regarding their reactions to the new, draft guidance issues by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). … READ MORE …

New draft USPSTF guidance on screening for risk of prostate cancer (the details)

As indicated earlier this morning, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued new draft guidance on screening for risk of prostate cancer. Access to all the relevant details is provided below: … READ MORE …

USPSTF changes guidance on testing for risk of prostate cancer

As yet we have not seen the details, but, according to a report on National Public Radio early this morning, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has stated that men up to age 70 should discuss the risk and benefits of PSA testing with their doctors and then make individual decisions about whether to get tested. … READ MORE …

USPSTF selects AUA-nominated urologist to review evidence report on prostate cancer screening

As many readers will be aware, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is in process of developing a new “evidence report” which will form the basis of any update to current USPSTF recommendations about prostate cancer screening. … READ MORE …

What you can’t prove can still be presented as if it were the truth

Another new article (this time in the journal JAMA Surgery) has tried to draw links between the USPSTF guidance on prostate cancer screening and a decrease in the numbers of men being referred to urologists for prostate biopsies and radical prostatectomies. … READ MORE …

Responsibilities unasked for and the role of the USPSTF

A commentary in this week’s issue of the New England Journal of Medicine provides some valuable, historical insight into how it was that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) ended up with responsibilities that many of its members never wanted. … READ MORE …

Time to cut the cord between Obamacare and the USPSTF?

In an important editorial, just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, three former senior members of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) argue that it may be time for de-linkage of the recommendations of the Task Force from  decisions about whether specific types of preventive care should be covered under the Affordable Care Act. … READ MORE …