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PSA Testing: Dr. Barry and Dr. McNaughton-Collins Voice their Opinions on NPR this Week

The debate over the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's (USPSTF) final recommendation on PSA testing continued this week. Michael Barry, president of the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation and Mary McNaughton-Collins, medical director, each had an opportunity to speak on NPR radio programs about the USPSTF recommendation this week. They voiced their views on the recommendation -- both from the perspective of the Foundation and as practicing primary care physicians. Continue reading
Posted in Current News | Tagged decision aids, decision making, Mary McNaughton-Collins, Michael J. Barry, NEJM, NPR, prostate cancer, prostate cancer screening, PSA test, USPSTF | Permalink
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New "Foundation Perspectives" Video: NEJM Study on Screening Mammography and Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis

The recent New England Journal of Medicine paper titled “Effect of Three Decades of Screening Mammography on Breast-Cancer Incidence” look at thirty-two years of cancer statistics in the U.S. and comes to the startling conclusion that roughly 1.3 million women have been overdiagnosed with breast cancer. In our newest “Foundation Perspectives” video, Dr. Mary McNaughton-Collins, medical director at the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation and a primary care doctor, gives us her take on the importance of this study. She provides a brief overview of the authors’ findings, explains why the overdiagnosis of breast cancer is harmful and provides her view on how these findings will affect how she engages women in a shared decision making conversation about screening mammograms. Continue reading
Posted in Current News | Tagged breast cancer, breast cancer diagnosis, Gil Welch, mammograms, mammography, Mary McNaughton-Collins, NEJM, overdiagnosis, overtreatment, shared decision making | Permalink

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[The Palm Beach Post] Local Doctors Weigh Benefits, Risks of Prostate Cancer Screening Past Age 75

Dr. Mary McNaughton-Collins, medical director at the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation in Boston, said she's "not an enthusiast of PSA screening," but favors a doctor's office discussion about the PSA merits to no conversation at all.
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Tagged Mary McNaughton-Collins, prostate cancer screening, PSA test, shared decision making, The Palm Beach Post, Warren Buffett | Permalink

[BuffaloNews] Consensus Reached on PSA Test Guidelines

Shared decision-making allows patients and physicians to make decisions together while taking into account scientific evidence and patients' preferences, said Dr. Mary McNaughton-Collins, medical director of the [Informed Medical Decisions Foundation] in Boston, Mass.
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