GHLI announces junior faculty awards
The Yale Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI) announced this year’s recipients of the Hecht-Albert Pilot Innovation Award for Junior Faculty. The award is granted to junior faculty who engage students to advance new research and educational projects in global health at Yale.
Tanning Dependence Linked to Other Addictive Behaviors, New Study Finds
Despite the known dangers of exposure to ultraviolet light, many people continue to sunbathe and use indoor tanning beds with some users exhibiting a dependence to tanning. A new study from the Yale School of Public Health finds that such dependence is also associated with other addictive behaviors.
Study links body fat, weight loss, and chromosome length in breast cancer patients
It is well documented that a healthy diet and exercise are key in cancer prevention and management, but the exact mechanism hasn’t been clear. Now, Yale Cancer Center researchers have found an explanation in the tiny protective ends of chromosomes called telomeres. The findings were presented Dec. 11 at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
Breast MRI may lead to overdiagnosis for older women
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast has become part of routine medical care for many women undergoing breast cancer surgery, but these highly sensitive tests might identify health problems that would not otherwise impact patients — or lead to “overdiagnosis,” according to a Yale School of Medicine study.
Study at Yale looks at eliminating repeat breast cancer surgeries
NEW HAVEN >> Increasing the amount of tissue removed during a partial mastectomy would decrease the risk of having to undergo a second surgery to remove remaining cancer cells, according to a Yale Cancer Center study.Source: New Haven Register
With breast cancer treatment, you do get what you pay for
Despite concerns about the increasing costs of treating illnesses like breast cancer, higher treatment costs are linked to better survival rates, according to a study by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the Cancer Outcomes Public Policy and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale School of Medicine.
Research in the news: Study offers new look at complex head and neck tumor behavior
Head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC) ranks among the top ten most prevalent cancers in the United States. Despite its prevalence, little is known about how this cancer develops and spreads. However, in a paper to be published in the January 29, 2015 edition of Nature, researchers offer critical new information about head and neck cancers.
Costs for breast cancer screenings soar, benefits unclear
The cost of Medicare-funded breast cancer screenings jumped 44 percent, from $666 million to $962 million from 2001 to 2009, yet those added costs did not improve early detection rates among the age 65 and older Medicare population, according to a Yale School of Medicine study published recently in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.Source: Danbury News-Times
Medicare-backed breast cancer screenings skyrocket, but do patients benefit?
Breast cancer screening costs for Medicare patients skyrocketed between 2001 and 2009, but the increase did not lead to earlier detection of new breast cancer cases, according to a study published by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the July 1 Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Yale-New Haven’s ‘Checkup from the Neck Up’ to screen for cancer
Michael Maze makes his living with his voice, so a tumor running from his ear to near his shoulder was particularly frightening. He was a smoker, a major cause of the disease, but that had nothing to do with it. He got head and neck cancer from a virus. To detect head and neck cancers, Yale-New Haven Hospital will hold a free screening this week, “Checkup from the Neck Up,” that takes only five minutes.
Improving Heart Bypass Surgery Recovery for Women Takes Innovation and Representation in Research
Twenty years after a study funded by Women's Health Research at Yale uncovered that women face the risk of poorer outcomes after heart bypass surgery, new research finds the increased risk for women persists despite improved overall outcomes. But, with increased representation of women in clinical research and innovation in targets of study, we can overcome the gender gap.