A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital published in JAMA Surgery highlights the pitfalls of basing clinical recommendations on data that is too heavily skewed towards one race or ethnic group.
Imagine enduring a painful, expensive and scar-inducing surgery—only to find out afterwards that it wasn’t necessary. This is the situation for many women with high-risk breast lesions.
First, let’s define a few key words: CA125: A protein found on the surface of many ovarian cancer cells. Most women with ovarian cancer have CA125 levels in the blood that are over 35. ROCA: An abbreviation for Risk of Ovarian Cancer Algorithm, a test that assesses risk for developing ovarian cancer. This test tracks […]
Fascinating Findings from Massachusetts General Hospital: Recent Research on Alzheimer’s, Patient Navigators and the Wage Gap
By Milo Goodman Research Institute Intern Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the chance to read about some extremely interesting research studies that were recently conducted by investigators at Mass General. Out of the dozens I’ve encountered, three have stood out to me in particular: research on sex-based income disparities among physicians, a study […]