Tag Archives: screening

Breast cancer testing guidelines out of date, missing genetic screening

“Unfortunately, insurance companies pay attention to these guidelines,” said Dr. Peter Beitsch, co-author of the study and a cancer surgeon practicing in Texas. Insurance companies and other payers reimburse genetic testing — or not — based on the guidelines. The result: Patients without genetic test results might not receive the appropriate treatment for their cancer,… Read More »

PSA-based screening for prostate cancer: Interpreting the changing guidelines

Kenneth Lin, MD | Conditions | November 8, 2018 Comparing the 2018 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation statement on prostate cancer screening in the October 15th issue of American Family Physician with its previous recommendation, the first question family physicians ought to ask is: What new evidence compelled the USPSTF to move from recommending against PSA screening in… Read More »