Tuesday, June 4, 2024

MOVING THE BATTLE FORWARD: CANCER NEWS from the USPSTF

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Who is The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force?

Created in 1984, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine. The Task Force works to improve the health of people nationwide by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services such as screenings, counseling services, and preventive medications. All recommendations are published on the Task Force’s Web site and/or in a peer-reviewed journal.

ONCLIVE: Final USPSTF Recommendation Statement Advises Women Begin Receiving Mammograms at 40 Years Old:  The United States Preventive Services Task Force final breast cancer screening recommendation statement advises that women aged 40 begin biennial screening.  The final breast cancer screening recommendation statement has been issued by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) advising that women aged 40 to 74 years undergo screening every other year.1,2 (Additionally)... the final recommendation from the USPSTF was grade B in support of earlier screening and the authors noted that the final statement is congruent with the draft statement issued to the public in May 2023.1 The USPSTF added that 19% more lives could be saved if all women begin breast cancer screening at the age of 40 and Black women have a 40% higher risk of dying from breast cancer than White women, leading to the change in recommendations.

Breast Cancer Screening

MOVING THE BATTLE FORWARD: CANCER NEWS from the USPSTF

This page of PinkSmart News offers the latest in Global News about Breast Cancer and other Cancer Innovations which our editors find useful ...