Leah Lawrence
USPSTF interventions for CVD risk factors could be cost effective
Targeting all eligible patients would be cost-effective, but cost might be reduced by focusing on certain patient subgroups.
Early marker of renal decline discovered in diabetes patients
Monitoring of arterial stiffness could be a potential target for prediction of renal decline in younger type 2 diabetes patients.
18F-choline PET/CT detects PCa recurrences early
Three out of four patients with prostate cancer with an 18F-choline positron emission tomography/computed tomography–detected recurrence were potentially salvageable with local therapy or metastasis-directed therapy, according to results of the screening phase of the phase II STOMP randomized trial.
Medicaid not reducing racial disparity in PCa outcomes
African-American men were more likely to present with metastases, less likely to receive definitive therapy, and had increased prostate cancer-specific mortality compared with non-African-American men regardless of whether they were privately insured or insured through Medicaid, a study presented at the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in Orlando, FL found.
Biomarkers predict metastasis, biochemical recurrence
Clinicians may soon be able to improve the risk stratification of men with prostate cancer with the help of a genomic classifier or a biopsy-based reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction assay, according to the results of two studies presented at the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in Orlando, FL.
Novel assay may help identify prostate Bx candidates
A simple blood test that measures PSA structure rather than concentration may be more accurate than PSA in identifying men who need a prostate biopsy, according to the results of a study presented at the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in Orlando, FL.
Single-fraction HDR BT feasible for localized PCa
A definitive radiotherapy dose for localized prostate cancer can be safely administered using high-dose rate brachytherapy as a single outpatient procedure.
Mental health conditions contribute to PCa-related costs
Mood and adjustment disorders were strong predictors of the annual number of outpatient visits, hospital admissions, and number of days in the hospital for patients with prostate and breast cancer, according to a recent study.
Abdominal obesity linked to risk of type 2 diabetes
A genetic predisposition to having increased abdominal fat increased risk for diabetes and heart disease, according to a new study.
Diabetes responsible for more U.S. deaths than previously thought
Previous estimates based on cause of death on death certificates underestimated the problem.

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