Search Tag: USPSTF

Cardiology Management

Statin Use in Primary Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

2019 12 Oct

There are five major guidelines on statin use for the primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). These include the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE-2014), US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF-2016), Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS-2016), European Society of Cardiology/European Atherosclerosis... Read more

IMAGING Management

Mammography damage control: a decade of fake news

2019 10 Apr

“Mammography does more harm than good” sums up countless headlines seen in many medical journals, books, and other published articles (print and online). A flood of damaging reports amplified perceived risk of “over-diagnosis” and over-treatment. Study after flawed study — like a house of cards — touted mammography’s alleged harms and costs.  This... Read more

IMAGING Management

USA: Lung cancer screening low despite USPSTF recommendations

2018 22 May

New research highlights the need for more efforts to promote lung cancer screening, as only 1.9 percent of more than 7 million current and former heavy smokers were screened for lung cancer in 2016. The study is the first to examine lung cancer screening rates since the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued screening recommendations... Read more

IMAGING Management

New USPSTF draft Cervical Cancer Screening recommendations are a step back for Women's Health

2017 16 Sep

Hologic, Inc. is deeply concerned that the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) did not include a grade for co-testing (also known as Pap+HPV Together) in draft cervical cancer screening recommendations released this week. These draft recommendations do not consider the wealth of data supporting the value of co-testing, and will put... Read more

IMAGING Management

Screening Recommendations

2016 18 Jan

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has published final recommendations on screening for breast cancer following an in-depth review of the science on the benefits and harms of screening mammography, and a detailed review of input received from the public and healthcare professionals on its 2015 draft recommendation. The recommendations,... Read more

IMAGING Management

USPSTF New Mammography Guidelines Could Cost Thousands of Lives

2015 22 Apr

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has declined to expand its recommendations on which women should receive regular mammography screening. It has instead issued a draft of new screening guidelines that are tilted towards its conservative guidance from 2009. Similar to the 2009 recommendations, the new guidelines advise that women in... Read more