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Using breast MRI after cancer may lead to unneeded biopsies

A Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium study is one of the largest yet to evaluate adding MRI surveillance for breast cancer survivors.

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Suicide prevention must embrace complexities and nuance

Researchers and practitioners have to respect individuality while developing large-scale solutions, says Dr. Gregory Simon.

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Why does Nora Henrikson study patients’ cost of treatment?

Dr. Henrikson’s recent study in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine describes 3 kinds of cost concerns that can affect cancer care.

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We study health and health care as it happens in everyday settings by everyday people, producing results that are built to work in the real world. We share our results in the public domain to benefit people everywhere.