USPSTF Now Recommends Colorectal Cancer Screening Beginning at Age 45
The US Preventive Services Task Force had previously recommended that average-risk adults begin colorectal cancer screening at age 50.
USPSTF Updates HCV Screening Recommendations to Include All Adults
An increase in in the incidence of acute HCV infection in younger people, particularly those who inject drugs, contributed to the updated guidance.
Exact Sciences Stock Falls on Publication of New CRC Screening Cost-Effectiveness Study
The study said that Cologuard was an "inefficient screening option" for colorectal cancer given its cost as compared to other CRC screening methods.
USPSTF Formalizes Slightly Expanded BRCA Screening Recommendations
After reviewing more than 100 studies, the panel issued recommendations focused on women with a personal or family history of BRCA1/2-related cancers or high-risk ancestry.
USPSTF Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines Too Conservative for African Americans, New Study Suggests
The study said that a revision of USPSTF's guidelines would lead to more equitable lung cancer screening for African American smokers at high risk for the disease.