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ASCO: At-Home Ovarian, Breast Cancer Genetic Testing Feasible

June 04, 2020. 12:00 PM CDT. Testing without the traditional office visits and counseling poses no additional stress to women Read article

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ACC: Increase Seen in Death Rates Due to Hypertension-Related CVD

March 27, 2020 2007 to 2017 saw increase in death rates in rural and urban populations, for all age groups, both sexes

ACC: Statins Cut Heart Failure Risk in Early Breast Cancer Treatment

March 26, 2020 Risk for heart failure hospital visit declined with statins for women receiving anthracyclines, trastuzumab

Opportunities Identified for Improving BP Control

March 09, 2020 Based on EHR data, room for improvement found in BP control, health care processes such as meds intensification

Thoracic Radiation May Increase Fatigue, Dyspnea in Short Term

February 14, 2020 In patients with lung cancer or lymphoma, increase in heart dose tied to decrease in physical activity

Many Women Readmitted for De Novo Postpartum Hypertension

February 06, 2020 Many readmitted for postpartum HTN had no prior diagnosis of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Pregnancy-Related Deaths Down in U.S. Health Care Settings

February 06, 2020 But maternal mortality in other settings, including the decedent's home, increased significantly

SABCS: Anastrozole Tied to Lasting Reduction in Breast Cancer Risk

December 17, 2019 Breast cancer risk significantly lower at median follow-up of 131 months; effect continued after treatment

SABCS: Breast Cancer Rates Opposite for Estrogen, Estrogen + Progestin

December 13, 2019 In postmenopausal women, breast cancer incidence down with estrogen alone, up with CEE + MPA

SABCS: Long-Term Outcomes Good for PBI in Early Breast Cancer

December 12, 2019 10-year ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence rates similar for partial, whole breast irradiation

SABCS: Addition of Tucatinib Ups Survival in HER2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer

December 11, 2019 In heavily pretreated patients, adding tucatinib versus placebo improves overall, progression-free survival

RSNA: Biennial Mammo Returns More Advanced-Stage Cancers

December 03, 2019 Annual mammography screening, used by most patients, yields smaller and less advanced cancers

AHA: Predictors for Meeting LDL-C, SBP Goals ID’d in ISCHEMIA

November 18, 2019 Older age, male sex, high-intensity statin use, lower baseline LDL-C predict LDL-C goal attainment

AHA: Many With Atherosclerotic CVD Not Meeting LDL-C Goals

November 15, 2019 Of those patients receiving only a statin, 67.0 percent did not achieve recommended LDL-C goal

ACR: Few Serious Infections Seen in Infants Exposed to non-TNFis, Tofacitinib

November 13, 2019 Findings observed for offspring of mothers receiving tofacitinib, non-TNFis for inflammatory disease

CA125 Can Detect Ovarian Cancer in General Practice

November 08, 2019 And elevated CA125 indicates higher risk for other cancers, especially in women aged ≥50 years