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Small Doses: Pharmacy News Featuring Vaccine Skeptics, an Aspirin-Cancer Link, and More
Small Doses: Pharmacy News Featuring Vaccine Skeptics, an Aspirin-Cancer Link, and MoreEasy-to-swallow bits of news from around the world of pharmacy.
Asian-American women need better targeted breast cancer therapyA new study provides new insights into the epidemiology of breast cancer among the most prominent Asian-American ethnic groups in California.
IUD blamed for multiple miscarriagesA woman sues her ob/gyn claiming that 3 miscarriages occurred because of an IUD that the ob/gyn believed had been expelled shortly after implantation, but was subsequently found using abdominal x-ray. Plus more cases.
Researchers identify more effective, cost-efficient test for breast cancer riskNew findings reveal this genetic test to assess breast cancer risk could be more effective than others.
Who is being tested for BRCA?A study looks at who is being tested for BRCA mutations as testing becomes more common. Also, a look at the impact of Zika virus on birth defects using benchmark data. Plus: How is the United States doing with infant mortality?
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.