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Searching for a Pancreatic Cancer Screening Test

September 7, 2017

Pancreas adenocarcinomaPancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest types of malignancies. A new blood test could change that by detecting pancreatic cancer in its earliest stages.

Photo source: By user:KGH - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

ACOG: Most Women Should Collaborate with Their Doctors on Plan for Breast Cancer Screening

August 1, 2017

Woman getting mammogramNew guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists stress the importance of women with average risk of breast cancer identifying an individualized plan for breast cancer screening together with their healthcare practitioner. Photo source: NCI, Rhoda Baer

New Study Finds No Reason for Glucose Monitoring in Some Type 2 Diabetics

July 19, 2017

Glucose monitorResults of a new study suggest that type 2 diabetics who are not treated with insulin should not routinely monitor their glucose levels, as it does not improve their glucose control or their quality of life. Photo source: Darryl Leja, NHGRI

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September 18, 2017
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September 8, 2017
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