Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Former Rep. Gingrey Critical Of USPSTF Mammography Draft Recommendations

In an op-ed in The Hill (11/10), former US Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) criticizes the US Preventive Services Task Force draft recommendations on mammography. He points out that “according to the American College of Radiology (ACR), women in their 40s account for about 40 percent of the years of life lost to breast cancer and the most lives are saved with annual mammography beginning at age 40.” Gingrey argues, “I urge my former colleagues to pass the Protect Access to Lifesaving Screenings (PALS) Act (H.R. 3339 and S. 1926), bipartisan legislation that places a two-year moratorium on implementation of USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations — so that we can analyze the research, arrive at a medical consensus, and save women’s lives.” 

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