Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Supreme Court of the United States

Today, June 28th, a decision was handed down by SCOTUS.
You can hear all about it on various news outlets - all with their own spin to suit their needs and agendas.

Here are the facts: The actual opinion and the dissent, annotated and highlighted for ease of reading.

No politics- just the facts.

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/392199-affordable-care-act-ruling.html

Monday, June 4, 2012

Worth the Risk?

Today's ASCO Meeting reveals more proof that alcohol increases a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, particularly ER/PR+, post-menopausal breast cancer. In the study, the women affected had an average of 7-14 drinks per week.

The question is, where is the study that establishes that women who have already been diagnosed with breast cancer increase their risk of recurrent disease if they consume alcohol?

Without the data, would you take the risk?

Until the jury comes back with the answers, limiting your alcohol intake may not be a bad idea in your fight to prevent recurrent disease.

http://abstract.asco.org/AbstView_114_100336.html

Sunday, June 3, 2012

LINKS TO ASCO MEETING NEWS

Hope for Aggressive HER2+ Mets:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/03/health/research/in-study-drug-delays-worsening-of-breast-cancer-with-fewer-side-effects.html?_r=2&adxnnl=1&hpw=&adxnnlx=1338725291-cxRpDYDBLxAdlge6AzseSQ