breast cancer

Does ART failure signal CVD risk?A study looks at the impact of failed ART on the cardiovascular health of women. Plus: Does a pregnancy near the time of breast cancer lead to worse outcomes. Also, a look at how many women may have little to no access to fertility services.
Six diseases reap benefits of biomarkers, genetic tests
Six diseases reap benefits of biomarkers, genetic testsBiomarker testing for harmful genetic mutations provides the opportunity to identify at-risk individuals who might benefit from risk modification strategies and/or enhanced disease screening.
Readers React: In defense of breast density notification lawsWe read with interest the article “Breast density laws: Are you in compliance?” [December 2016 Contemporary OB/GYN]. We appreciated the perspective of our gynecologist colleagues. We would like to help clarify and give context to some of the information in the article.
Vaccine shows promise for early-stage HER2-positive breast cancerA study looks at the effectiveness of a dendritic cell vaccine in early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer. Plus: A look at whether fish oil consumed during pregnancy reduces the risk of asthma in offspring.
Is a urine-based test the future of cervical cancer screening?A Phase II study examines the efficacy of a urine-based test in screening for cervical cancer. Also, a study looks at whether cost is the reason why some patients do not adhere to breast cancer medications.
Does night shift work increase risk of breast cancer?A study examines whether night shift work actually increases the risk of breast cancer. Plus: What perinatal risk factors may increase the risk of obsessive compulsive disorder in children?
Four areas of unnecessary senior healthcare
Four areas of unnecessary senior healthcareTwo reports highlight areas of elderly care that healthcare systems and health plans should avoid.
Re-evaluate coverage policies for breast cancerNew NCCN guidelines include new technology as an option for patients’ annual screening.
USPSTF seeks comment on pelvic exam recommendationsThe US Preventive Services Task Force is seeking comments on the latest analysis on pelvic exams. Plus: A Swedish study looks at the impact of smoking on the effectiveness of breast cancer treatments. Also, a new multidrug-resistant strain of Candida has been found.
Are bisphosphonates really effective?A new study asks if bisphosphonates are truly effective at preventing fractures as a result of osteoporosis. Plus: What does weight gain between pregnancy mean for neonatal health? Also, do saturated fat levels indicate breast cancer?