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Breast Cancer More Lethal for Blacks Than Whites

4:00 PM CDT. Higher death rate is largely due to insurance issues, but tumor types sometimes play a role, study… Read article

JOURNAL UPDATE

Online Ratings Not Aligned With Objective Quality Measures

7:00 PM CDT. In addition, consumer ratings are consistent across platforms for specialist physicians

MONTHLY JOURNAL SUMMARY

September 2017 Briefing - Family Practice

September 30, 2017. The Monthly Journal Summary is a single article covering the most important journal articles published in the previous 30 days.


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Ted Lain, MD's avatarInvestigational Topical Minocycline Gel for Acne Advances to Phase III Development

Ted Lain, MD. Clinical trial investigator Dr. Ted Lain comments on the results of the OPAL study, a Phase 2b clinical trial which evaluated the efficacy of a novel topical gel formulation of the antibiotic minocycline (BPX-01) in reducing the number of inflammatory lesions in patients with moderate-to-severe inflammatory,…

Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.'s avatarEbola Outbreak Highlights Struggle for Science in Africa and Inequalities in Global Health Research

Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.. This article was first published on The Huffington Post by Dr. Tamer M. Fouad, M.D. Republished on Doctors Lounge with permission.

M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.'s avatarAutomated blood-cell analyzers. Can you count on them to count well?

M. Aroon Kamath, M.D..

For a non-hematologist like me, what was striking at the very outset while beginning to learn about cell counting, was the remarkable way in which techniques of cell counting (hematology)  and particle counting (physics)  have complemented and contributed to each other. It is indeed interesting…


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Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.'s avatar

BRCA mutation testing

By Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.

The BRCA gene test is used to identify mutations in either one of the two breast cancer susceptibility genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2. Women who have inherited…

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RE: Aspirin Use as Treatment in Colorectal Cancer: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

By Jeffrey A. Gordon, M.D.

Thank you for reading my article.  Interesting theory.  Lots of research is ongoing to figure out the many ways aspirin does it magic.

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