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Prostate Cancer Roundtable Comments on Draft USPSTF PSA Recommendation

In light of the recent draft recommendations against the use of PSA screening for prostate cancer in healthy men made by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), members of the Prostate Cancer Roundtable have come together to express their disappointment. The Roundtable has formally submitted comments to USPSTF expressing that their draft recommendation: • […]

USPSTF Recommends Against Using the PSA

The U.S. Preventive Service Taskforce (USPSTF) has reviewed their prostate cancer screening recommendation and issued a new draft recommendation lowering the PSA screening rating from an I (“inconclusive”) to a D (“The USPSTF recommends against the service.”). You can read the draft recommendation here: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf12/prostate/draftrecprostate.htm You will find a table explaining the various recommendation levels […]

Presidential Proclamation for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Today, President Barak Obama issued a proclamation for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (September). In the proclamation he acknowledges the effect that prostate cancer has on family and friends and renews the country’s commitment to “…reducing the impact of prostate cancer on our country by raising awareness and supporting research that will lead to better ways […]

Help us win a key battle for prostate cancer research funding

On March 10 this year, Senator John McCain, in a speech on the floor of the Senate, effectively recommended the elimination of the entire Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) within the Department of Defense, including the critically important Prostate Cancer Research Program. The continuation and expansion of the Prostate Cancer Research Program is at the very heart of the […]

Roundtable web site goes live

The Prostate Cancer Roundtable is pleased to be able to announce its presence on the web after an initial development period. The Roundtable is a forum for development of consensus on public policy issues affecting the current and future prevention, diagnosis, and management of prostate cancer. By bringing together 12 of the major, patient-centric prostate cancer research, […]