EGRP News Flash - March 14, 2012

Public Comment Sought on Genetic Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) would like the public's input and feedback on its draft research plan on genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility. The draft research planExternal Web Site Policy will be available online for public comment until March 27.

USPSTF researchers will review all of the comments they receive and revise the draft plan. The final research plan will serve as a framework to guide the scope, conduct, and content for an evidence review. The resulting evidence report will form the basis of the final, updated USPSTF recommendation statement on this topic, which will be published in a peer-reviewed journal or posted on the USPSTF website.

The current recommendation statementExternal Web Site Policy was released in September 2005.

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