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.
Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Department of Pediatrics held its seventh annual Pediatric Convocation honoring the thirty young men and women who earned their high school or high school equivalency diplomas this year.
Medical oncologist Andrew Seidman commented on a study that found that one in five black women with breast cancer were found to have inherited mutations on at least one of 18 genes linked to the disease.