PSA screening – US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation

We dedicate the video post this week to the topic of PSA screening and the recommendation of the US Preventive Services Task Force.  Please see the letter from Tom Kirk, president of Us TOO posted below the Video :

October 7, 2011


Dear Friends and Supporters of Us TOO,

By now, you may know that the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has prepared a draft recommendation against prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening for prostate cancer.

We are on this. In a story in today’s New York Times, I was able to provide a quote in response to the news, and have been speaking with other media all day today. Read the full New York Times story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/07/health/07prostate.html?hp 

Due to pressure from the media, the USPSTF has posted their draft report on their website here:
http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf12/prostate/draftrecprostate.htm

The Task Force will be accepting comments on this draft recommendation statement beginning on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, and running through November 8, 2011.

I encourage you all to post your comments beginning Tuesday, October 11th at this website:

http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/tfcomment.htm

You will be seeing statements and calls to action from all of us in the coming days. Keep watch on the Us TOO website for more information.

We want you to take action. Be ready to engage your network of fellow survivor warriors, friends, family, coworkers and neighbors. Thank you for your participation and support!

Sincerely,

Thomas Kirk
President & CEO

Us TOO International
tom@ustoo.org

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