US Preventive Services Task Force Comment Period Is Closed

The U.S. Preventive Service Taskforce (USPSTF) comment period on the new draft recommendation lowering the PSA screening rating from an I (“inconclusive”) to a D (“The USPSTF recommends against the service.”) is closed.

Many Members of Congress have been active in voicing their opposition to the USPSTF’s draft recommendation. Call your Representative and Senators today and encourage them to speak out and take action on this important issue. The Congressional Switchboard’s Toll Free Number is 1-866-220-0044. If you’re not sure who represents you in Congress, make sure to have your full Zipcode (plus 4) ready before placing the call.

You can read the draft recommendation as posted on the web by the USPSTF here.

The final recommendation is expected by April 2012.

Members of Congress, members of the Prostate Cancer Roundtable, and other organizations have submitted comments and/or written letters of concern to the USPSTF, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Director of the National Institute of Health, and to the Director of the Agency for Health Research Quality (the agency that staffs the USPSTF).

Read those letters and comments here.

The Congressional Men’s Health Caucus held a December 7, 2011 briefing on prostate cancer screening to launch its new Prostate Cancer Task Force.  Read about the briefing and see video interviews and photos here.

To remain current, contact one of the member organizations of this Roundtable.