Epidemiologist Peter Bach commented on draft recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force on screening for lung cancer, and Memorial Sloan Kettering’s lung cancer screening decision tool was highlighted.
Internist Lisa Diamond commented on a study that found that close to half of pediatricians do not use a professional interpreter when seeing patients and families with a limited understanding of English.
Epidemiologist Andrew Vickers commented on a survey that found that most older American men plan to get screened for prostate cancer despite a recent recommendation that many should forego the controversial PSA test.
Infectious diseases physician Eric Pamer commented on an analysis that found that there was little variation in the bacteria in the digestive systems of 37 healthy women over a period of about five years.
Head and Neck Surgical Service Chief Jatin Shah discussed a growing problem among Indian immigrants – an addiction to paan, a mixture of areca or betel nut, slaked lime, spices and sweeteners folded into a betel leaf and often combined with tobacco.
Gynecologic surgeon Carol Brown commented on a study that shows that the infection rate of human papillomavirus (HPV), the main cause of cervical cancer, decreased by 56 percent since the HPV vaccine was introduced in 2006.