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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Draft Research Plan
USPSTF Posts Draft Research Plan on BRCA Mutation Risk Assessment and Testing for Public Comment
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) posted today a draft Research Plan on Genetic Risk Assessment and BRCA Mutation Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Susceptibility. Once finalized, the Research Plan will guide the systematic evidence review that the USPSTF will use to update its recommendation on this important topic. Soliciting outside input on the scope and framing of the research will help ensure that the final recommendation is most valid, reliable, and useful in the end. The USPSTF encourages everyone interested in this topic to review the draft Research Plan and to offer feedback. The plan will be available for comment until March 27, 2012. To view the draft Research Plan and to offer comments, please visit the USPSTF Web site.
Genetic Risk Assessment and BRCA Mutation Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Susceptibility
Note: This is a draft Research Plan. This draft is distributed solely for the purpose of receiving public input. It has not been disseminated otherwise by AHRQ.
The final Research Plan will be used to guide a systematic review of the evidence by researchers at an Evidence-based Practice Center. The resulting Evidence Report will form the basis of the USPSTF Recommendation Statement on this topic.
This draft Research Plan is available for comment from Tuesday, February 28 until Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 5:00 p.m., ET. You may wish to read the entire Research Plan before you comment.
I. Proposed Analytic Framework
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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Genetic Risk Assessment and BRCA Mutation Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Susceptibility: Draft Research Plan. AHRQ Publication No. 12-05164-EF-5. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/draftresplan.htm