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 in the sand box.
The Roundtable has formally come together to make comments to the United State Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) about their recommendations pertaining to the controversial PSA screening test. The Roundtable has submitted their comments and receipt of same has been acknowledged by the USPSTF.
The actual Roundtable comments have been posted have been on the Roundtable web site:
The Roundtable will be releasing a formal press release today.
Added to the post: The ACTUAL PRESS RELEASE:
-U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Draft Recommendations Would Decrease Access to the Prostate-Specific Antigen Test-
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Prostate Cancer Roundtable issued a statement today expressing deep concern over U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) draft recommendations that would impede men’s access to a lifesaving cancer screening test – most particularly for high risk men. The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is a vital tool in the early detection of prostate cancer and the USPSTF recommendations would systematically undermine coverage of the test through health