Update from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
- First draft Research Plans posted for public comment:
- Screening for Peripheral Arterial Disease
December 15, 2011–January 12, 2012.
- Genetic Risk Assessment and BRCA Mutation Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Susceptibility
February 28–March 27, 2012.
- Final Recommendation on Screening for Cervical Cancer released March 15:
- Change from draft Recommendation Statement posted for public comment due to new evidence:
- The USPSTF recommends screening for cervical cancer in women ages 21 to 65 years with cytology (Pap smear) every 3 years or for women ages 30 to 65 years who want to lengthen the screening interval, screening with a combination of cytology and human papillomavirus (HPV) testing every 5 years.
- Coordinated release with the American Cancer Society & other groups.
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