NCHR Comment on the USPSTF’s Draft Recommendations for Ovarian Cancer Screening

August 10, 2017. We strongly support the USPSTF’s draft recommendation to maintain the “D” grade for ovarian cancer screening, as well as their broader efforts to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services. As more high-quality research becomes available, we encourage the provision of additional recommendations about the benefits and harms of using new screening strategies in asymptomatic women who are not known to be at increased risk for ovarian cancer.

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NCHR Comment on the USPSTF’s Draft Recommendations for Hepatitis B Virus Infection Screening in Pregnant Women

August 9, 2017. We support the USPSTF’s draft recommendation for Hepatitis B screening in pregnant women. Universal screening and prevention programs for pregnant women with Hepatitis B can help to identify pregnant women who are at risk for passing the virus to their children. Preventing vertical transmission protects children from a potentially serious disease and other diseases that may develop as a result, such as cancer; protects others who may be infected; and allows children to participate in school and play activities important to their healthy development. Therefore, screening is highly beneficial for these children.

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