U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Final Recommendation Statement for Screening for Prostate Cancer
Today, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released its prostate cancer screening final recommendation statement. The draft recommendation statement was posted online for public comment from October 11 to December 13, 2011. The USPSTF reviewed and considered the public comments received when the draft recommendation statement was posted. The final recommendation statement includes a section called "Response to Public Comments," which addresses the comment process and common themes from the public feedback received. To view the final recommendation statement and the supporting evidence reports, click here http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Topic/recommendation-summary/v2-prostate-cancer-screening-2012. A fact sheet that explains the final recommendation statement in plain language is also posted on that Web page.
Internet Citation: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Final Recommendation Statement for Screening for Prostate Cancer. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. May 2012.