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This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for oral cancer.
Release Date: February 2004
- The USPSTF concludes that the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against routinely screening adults for oral cancer.
Grade: I Statement.
Update in Progress
In an effort to make the USPSTF recommendations clearer and its processes more transparent, the Task Force is sharing drafts of its draft Research Plans, Evidence Reports, and Recommendation Statements for public comment. As a result, the final Recommendation Statement is not yet available.
The research team at the Evidence-based Practice Center independently gathers and reviews the available published evidence to address the questions posed by the USPSTF. The resulting draft Evidence Report is critiqued by national subject matter experts and posted for public comment before being finalized.
|Evidence Synthesis (PDF File, 540 KB; PDF Help)|
The USPSTF reviews the Evidence Report, evaluates the benefits and harms of the clinical preventive service, and discusses and develops one or more preliminary specific recommendations. The resulting draft Recommendation Statement is posted on this Web site for public comment before being finalized.
|Recommendation Statement||Related Items|
|Draft Recommendation Statement for Public Comment*
April 9–May 6, 2013)
|Consumer Fact Sheet (PDF File, 65 KB; PDF Help)|
*Note: Draft Recommendation Statements are by their nature not final, and should not be interpreted as to represent official USPSTF recommendations for practice. Draft Recommendation Statements are provided by the USPSTF for informational purposes only.
Current as of April 2013
Screening for Oral Cancer, Topic Page. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsoral.htm