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Latest Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care Stories

2013-05-13 12:29:20

CTFPHC says there is a lack of evidence on the effectiveness of screening in adults with no apparent symptoms of depression OTTAWA, May 13, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) today released an updated guideline on screening for depression in primary care settings.  Due to a lack of high quality evidence on the benefits and harms of screening, the new guideline recommends not routinely screening adults who show no apparent symptoms of...

2013-01-07 12:28:30

Task Force says annual screening for asymptomatic women is unnecessary OTTAWA, Jan. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (Task Force) today released an updated guideline on cervical cancer screening, recommending women aged 25-69 be screened at an interval of three years. The Task Force, an independent body of fourteen specialists with expertise in prevention, and primary care in Canada, says early and frequent (often annual) cervical screening is...

2011-11-21 22:56:36

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care issues updated guidelines New breast cancer screening guidelines for women at average risk of breast cancer, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/site/embargo/cmaj110334.pdf, recommend no routine mammography screening for women aged 40-49 and extend the screening interval from every 2 years, which is current clinical practice, to every 2 to 3 years for women aged 50-74. The...