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Risk Factor: For Patients With a Genetic Syndrome That Predisposes Them to Many Cancers, a New Vaccine Could Be a Lifesaver

One of the most common causes of hereditary cancer, Lynch syndrome affects some 1.1 million Americans, who face a lifetime risk of colorectal cancer as high as 80 percent as well as elevated rates of many other cancers, including of the endometrium, kidneys, ovaries and prostate. Patients seldom learn they carry the mutations associated with… Read More »

A Judge Rules Against One Stem-Cell Clinic. There Are Hundreds of Them.

A judicial ruling this month that will stop questionable stem-cell treatments at a clinic in Florida is widely seen as a warning to a flourishing industry that has attracted huge numbers of patients, who pay thousands of dollars for unproven, risky procedures. But with little regulatory oversight for the hundreds of clinics operating these lucrative… Read More »

Pelosi Unveils Her Health Care Priorities and How She’ll Get Them Passed

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has laid out her legislative plans to tackle numerous health care issues. As the Associated Press reports, priorities include holding hearings on “Medicare for all” and bolstering the financial aid available to families purchasing health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare). Another priority is reducing the… Read More »