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Should We Be Worried If Patients Tolerate Endocrine Therapy Well?

April 25, 2015

When meeting with patients to discuss adjuvant endocrine therapy for breast cancer, the question often arises, “How will I know that the treatment is working?”

Researchers have sought to identify predictors of response to adjuvant endocrine therapy that can be used to guide treatment...

Premature deaths of black Americans alter politics, health care

April 30, 2015

ANN ARBOR—If a million black Americans who died prematurely had been alive to vote in the 2004 elections, the outcome in several key races would have been very different, a researcher at the University of Michigan and colleagues found.

In the end it wouldn't have changed the country's...

The Power of the Placebo in Symptom Management

May 5, 2015

A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology finds that women who receive a placebo reported almost the same clinical benefits as women in the O3-FA arm, although the placebo did not lower serum triglycerides.

"...the placebo response is related to the expectations...

Patients six to ten times more likely to get HPV vaccine after electronic health record prompts

May 11, 2015

More patients age 9-26 started and completed cervical cancer vaccine series due to electronic health record “prompts” at doctor appointments


New Studies Reveal Shift in Understanding of Sepsis

May 11, 2015

A year ago, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported that more patients than ever are surviving after treatment for severe sepsis. But now, research shows that the finding only tells one part of the story. A spate of recent studies...