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New USPSTF recommendations on BRCA testing expand genetic testing for women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) this week released updated final recommendations for BRCA testing this week. Mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes increase a person’s risk for breast and several other types of cancer. According to the USPSTF, BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations […]

New ACP mammogram guidelines will put women’s lives at risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Hayley Cooke Hayley.Cooke@preventcancer.org 703-837-3692 Alexandria, Va. — The American College of Physicians (ACP) recently announced new breast cancer screening guidelines, which echo the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation that women ages 50-74 who are of average risk for breast cancer should receive mammograms every other year. The […]

PALS Act moratorium extended through next year

Prevent Cancer Foundation® applauds Congress for protecting women’s access to mammograms January 2, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Congress has extended the expiration of a moratorium on current breast cancer screening guidelines from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) until January 1, 2019. This move protects […]

ICYMI: April 14, 2017

Feature Story Men Should Ask About Prostate Cancer Test, Panel Advises TUESDAY, April 11, 2017 (NBC News) — The controversial PSA blood test can save some men’s lives from prostate cancer, an influential federal panel said in new screening guidelines. Every man between the ages of 55 and 69 is advised to talk to their […]

ICYMI: July 29, 2016

Feature Story Expert panel declines to recommend routine full-body screening for skin cancer NOTE: You can see the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s response to the USPSTF’s recommendation here. TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (The Washington Post) — A panel of medical experts said Tuesday that there’s too little evidence to determine whether routine full-body screening for skin […]