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New PSA Recommendations from U.S. Preventive Services Task Force are a Disservice to Men
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2012 PRNewswire-USNewswire - The Prostate Cancer Roundtable expressed deep disappointment today as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued its final recommendation statement against the use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing in the detection of prostate cancer.
"A 'D' grade from the USPSTF will discourage many healthcare providers from using PSA testing at all; will justify non-coverage of PSA testing by many payers; and will also discourage men and their doctors from even beginning conversations about individual risk or the need for the test," explained Scott Williams, Vice President of Men's Health Network.