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USPSTF Could Drop Its Opposition to Routine Prostate Cancer Screening

Jason Harris
Published: Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017

Eric A. Klein, MD

Eric A. Klein, MD

The US Preventive Services Task Force may move away from its long-standing opposition to routine PSA screening for prostate cancer in some men.

“We remain particularly concerned about the striking absence of evidence to guide these high-risk men specifically as they make decisions about screening,” she said. “Additional research on prostate cancer in African American men should be a national priority.”


  1. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force seeks comments on draft recommendation statement on screening for prostate cancer [news release]. U.S. Preventative Services Task Force. April 11, 2017. Available at:
  2. AUA responds to USPSTF draft recommendations on screening for prostate cancer [news release]. The American Urological Society. April 11, 2017. Available at:

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