In February, Medicare announced that it would pay for an annual lung cancer screening test for certain long-term smokers. Medicare recipients between the ages of 55 and 77 who have smoked the equivalent of a pack a day for 30 years are now eligible for the annual test, known as a spiral CT scan

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TWO years ago I wrote about my choice to have a preventive double mastectomy. A simple blood test had revealed that I carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene. It gave me an estimated 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer. I lost my mother, grandmother and aunt to cancer

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Not Walking the Line

June 19, 2014

Our Zack Berger, MD, PhD asks why when it comes to quality metrics do we seem to think that more is better, rather than following the curve?

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Our Holly Taylor comments on a new paper she coauthored, prevention, access and our general failure to commit ourselves to the demands of social justice

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Escape Fire Q&A

September 21, 2012

(Video) A panel discussion with filmmaker Matthew Heineman, Berman Institute director Ruth Faden, David Hellmann, Vice Dean of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and journalist Shannon Brownlee

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Coverage of conflicting breast and lung cancer screening studies puts the science news “see-saw” on tilt. What duties do scientists and journalists have in reporting findings to the public?

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