Us TOO Advocacy Alert  
 
October 7, 2011

From: Thomas Kirk, President and CEO

Subject: Advocacy Alert: PSA Breaking News


By now, you may know that the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has prepared a draft recommendation against prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening for prostate cancer. 

We are on this. In a story in today’s New York Times, I was able to provide a quote in response to the news, and have been speaking with other media all day today. Read the full New York Times story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/07/health/07prostate.html?hp 

Due to pressure from the media, the USPSTF has posted their draft report on their website here:
http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/draftrec3.htm

The Task Force will be accepting comments on this draft recommendation statement beginning on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, and running through November 8, 2011. 

I encourage you all to post your comments Tuesday next week at this website:
http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/tfcomment.htm

We are working with our friends from the other prostate cancer nonprofit organizations on the Prostate Cancer Roundtable about coordinating a response from the prostate cancer community. You will be seeing statements and calls to action from all of us in the coming days. Keep watch on the Us TOO website for more information. 

We want you to take action. Be ready to engage your network of fellow survivor warriors, friends, family, coworkers and neighbors. Thank you for your participation and support!
 
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