Friday, October 7, 2011

Prostate screening resources for you and your patients

According to an article in today's New York Times, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force officials have confirmed that they plan to release an updated recommendation statement on screening for prostate cancer early next week that changes their current "I" (insufficient evidence) statement to a "D" grade ("recommends against"). Our AFP By Topic collection on Cancer includes several resources that may help you explain this upcoming change in practice to your colleagues and patients:

Cochrane for Clinicians: PSA Testing Is Not Effective

Patient Education handout from Prostate Cancer