Tag Archive | breast cancer
Angelina Jolie, big data, hypertension and more in this week’s LabBook.
Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a double mastectomy sheds light on the difficult choice facing women at genetic risk for breast cancer.
Welcome to LabBook, our weekly roundup of University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences research news from around campus and the world wide web. Each Friday, LabBook will recap the week on the blog, link to news stories about our faculty and studies, and briefly summarize a handful of recent publications by our researchers. THIS […]
By Tiffani Washington Chances are you don’t spend much time, if any, sharing the intimate details of your sex life with your doctor. Though the topic is difficult to avoid when walking past a newsstand or watching any given hour of primetime TV, sex remains a matter of great sensitivity in our personal lives. Approaching […]
Like the rest of campus, the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics seminar series is on spring break, resuming in early April with a talk from provocative economist Richard Epstein. So now’s a good chance to get caught up on the previous quarter’s seminars, covering topics under the umbrella of health disparities from the biological […]
By Dianna Douglas If your oncologist is worried about your sex life, you’re probably a man. Stacy Lindau, associate professor of obstetrics/gynecology and geriatrics, has been researching how often women get help for sexual problems after surviving cancer, and the data are grim. Almost none of the women in her study got treatment, and half […]
Steve Whitman joked that he didn’t know much about ethics. But he was deadly serious about the numbers on racial health disparities and their ethical consequences presented in his Oct. 27 talk for the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics seminar series. Extrapolating his data regarding the gap in health outcomes between whites and blacks […]
Creating a new research field doesn’t happen overnight. It requires bringing together like-minded researchers willing to push out into the unknown, funding agencies willing to be convinced that the new field is worth of grant dollars, and some semblance of an overall plan so that those efforts and dollars are put to optimal use. Soldering […]