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October 12, 2011

Dear
Friends and Supporters of Us TOO,

I have just received an email from Virginia Moyer, MD, MPH, the Chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), inviting us to participate in an upcoming briefing on the USPSTF Draft Recommendation Statement on Prostate Cancer Screening on Friday October 14.

“Earlier this week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted its draft recommendation statement on prostate cancer screening for public comment. The draft recommendation statement may be viewed at:  http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/tfcomment.htm 
I encourage you and your organization to review the draft recommendation statement and provide comments. You will be able to submit comments from October 11 to November 8, 2011.”


“The Task Force will also be holding a briefing via conference call on its draft recommendation and our rationale on Friday, October 14th from 3 to 4pm ET.  During this briefing we will provide an overview of the USPSTF, summarize the systematic review of the evidence, and walk-through our draft recommendation statement. During the briefing, we will not be accepting any questions, but will encourage participants to submit their comments via our website. The call will be limited to the first 200 people who respond.”

“If you are interested in listening to this week’s briefing, please RSVP to jburwell@amplifypublicaffairs.net by Friday, October 14th at 10am ET and include your name, organization and email address.  An email will be sent the day of the call with the call-in information and materials for the call.”

If you are available, please join me in being on the call. Act fast – the opportunity is open to only the first 200 who respond.

Also, you probably have noticed that the USPSTF website is down and not able to accept comments at this time. We would like to think that so many of us have tried to post comments, that we’ve overwhelmed their website!

Keep up the good work! Our voices are being heard, and we are making a difference!


Sincerely,


Thomas Kirk
President & CEO
Us TOO International
tom@ustoo.org 


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