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June 29, 2016
About 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer at some point during their lifetime, with 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer expected to be diagnosed this year. In particular, women who carry a mutation on a specific gene called BRCA1 have a 55-65% chance of developing breast cancer […]
June 22, 2016
Monday of this week marked the first day of summer, a time when many of us are outdoors, enjoying the warmth of the sun. Of course, sun safety is paramount at this time of year, when skin is regularly exposed to potentially harmful UV rays. But despite strong awareness efforts, the incidence of the skin […]
June 15, 2016
June has proven to be an exciting month for those invested in the mission to better share healthcare data and information. Two such federal initiatives were announced this month: Vice President Joe Biden’s $70 million cancer database, the Genomic Data Commons and FDA Chief Dr. Robert Califf’s promotion of a scientific co-working space, precisionFDA, as […]
June 8, 2016
Each June, millions of Americans gather in support of both Men’s Health Month and Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, two crucial initiatives meant to increase public awareness and the advancement of research. Interestingly, new research recently broke that pertains to both sets of health issues – more specifically, men and their likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s […]
June 3, 2016
Welcome to the May installment of “Specimen Spotlight”. This month’s specimen order was completed specifically to help researchers better understand how colorectal cancer (CRC) patients respond to a multitude of treatments and environmental factors. With over a million new cases each year, colorectal cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the world, […]
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