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American Society of Hematology, Dec. 1-4

The 60th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition The annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology was held from Dec....
Tamoxifen at a dose of 5 mg/day is associated with a reduced risk for recurrence for women with hormone-sensitive breast intraepithelial neoplasia

SABCS: Low-Dose Tamoxifen Cuts Risk for Breast Dz

More second primary cancers and more frequent menopausal symptoms seen in tamoxifen vs. placebo arm
Many patients with three or more adenomas or any adenoma with villous/tubulovillous features do not receive a subsequent colonoscopy within 3.5 years

Colonoscopy Receipt Varies After Advanced Adenoma Diagnosis

Percent of patients receiving subsequent colonoscopy within 3.5 years varies from 18.3 to 59.5 percent
Black women with breast cancer have worse clinical outcomes even when 21-gene recurrence scores are similar

SABCS: Breast Cancer Outcomes Worse for Blacks Despite Similar Gene RS

Black race was associated with worse clinical outcomes among entire population
An app that detects color and metadata from fingernails can identify hemoglobin levels in the blood

Smartphone App Uses Fingernail Bed Images to Detect Anemia

App uses color and metadata from fingernails to detect hemoglobin levels in the blood
The incidence of uterine cancer and uterine cancer deaths has increased since 1999

Since 1999, Uterine Cancer Incidence, Mortality Up

Incidence of uterine cancer higher among non-Hispanic black and white women; more deaths for blacks
Medical science has made tremendous advances in personalized medicine. However

Many Americans Unaware of Promise of Personalized Medicine

41 percent are not at all familiar with personalized medicine; only 5 percent say they are very familiar
Type 2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk for colorectal cancer

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Colorectal Cancer Risk in Men

Significant association for men, with positive but not statistically significant link seen for women
Delaying initiation of adjuvant chemotherapy in triple-negative breast cancer patients more than 30 days after surgery is associated with a decrease in survival

SABCS: Delaying Chemo Lowers Survival in Triple-Neg Breast CA

Findings show delaying chemo over 30 days postsurgery lowers triple-negative breast cancer survival
Subsequent imaging is required for 10 to 15.5 percent of women who undergo mastectomy

Imaging, Biopsy Often Still Needed After Mastectomy

10 to 15.5 percent of women undergo subsequent imaging; 6 to 8 percent undergo biopsy