The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Down Grades PSA Testing

Today, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) posted its prostate cancer screening final recommendation statement. The following letter was received by anyone who posted a public comment: The USPSTF is committed to making the recommendations process clear and transparent and we are able to achieve that by keeping the public fully informed throughout the [...]

The Prostate Cancer Roundtable Posts Its Comments to the USPSTF on PSA Screening

The Prostate Cancer Roundtable is a formal organization consisting of some of the largest prostate cancer advocacy and support organizations. The goal of the organization is to try and coordinate both the actions and the messages of these independent organizations, or as some of us have described to try and play nice with each other [...]

The Really Big Factor in Prostate Cancer Deaths Is Age – Can Rationing Save Money?

Is it a subtle form of healthcare rationing with the goal of saving money at the expense of lives? Maybe that is what is going on. Older men are not economically as valuable to society as other individuals, in many people’s eyes they are actually a burden. Can a solution to the problem be to [...]

The USPSTF Web Site Is Back & Ready For Your Comments

The web site for comments about the PSA test to the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is finally back in service and ready for your comments. Last night their site collapsed (I am hoping as a result of the overwhelming number of comments). The site is back up and taking comments. Make sure [...]

Post Your Comments About PSA Testing With The USPSTF

It is important that we all add comments to the “Opportunity for Public Comment – Screening for Prostate Cancer: USPSTF Recommendation Statement DRAFT at the following URL I chose to make the following comments: […]