Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Stranger Things: USPSTF Launches, Then Halts, Lynch Syndrome Guidance

Currently, at the USPSTF website, there's an announcement that they launched an evidence review plan for Lynch Syndrome in February 2023.  Lynch Syndrome is a range of genes related to colorectal and some other cancers.   USPSTF here:


FORCE, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, representing familial cancer stakeholders, just announced the USPSTF Lynch effort is nixed.

At this website, they have an article describing a two-year process of getting USPSTF to take on Lynch as a topic.   

Newly, at the top of this webpage, FORCE has a notice that USPSTF on August 30 notified some stakeholders like FORCE that Lynch review "cannot move directly" forward at this time.  FORCE speculates this could be due to under-staffing but no cause is provided by USPSTF.