Statement by the Scientific Advisory Board of the Patient Advocate Foundation/National Patient Advocate Foundation on Changes to the USPSTF Mammography Guidelines
WASHINGTON, DC (November 20, 2009) – Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national, non-profit organization that provides case management services to patients diagnosed with chronic, life-threatening and debilitating diseases. Last year, PAF served 48,369 patients and responded to an additional 9.5 million contacts for information. PAF’s companion organization, the National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of creating avenues of improved patient access to health care through public policy reform at the state and federal levels. The advocacy activities and policy positions of NPAF are informed and influenced by the experience of patients who served by PAF. The PAF/NPAF Scientific Advisory Board has reviewed the recommendations released by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) on screening for breast cancer.
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