Draft Recommendation by Task Force Reverses Previous Stance on Prostate Cancer Screening

April 17, 2017

From NEJM Journal Watch (April 11, 2017): "The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force advises in a draft recommendation that clinicians discuss the potential benefits and harms of prostate cancer screening with men aged 55 to 69 — and ultimately, the decision should be an individualized one (grade C recommendation)...These recommendations contrast with the group's 2012 position, which recommended against routine screening for all age groups. The advice changed based on new data..." Read more.

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*Source: NEJM Journal Watch

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