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Dunham lectures explore the biological basis of obesity, insulin resistance

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April 13, 2015

A selfie might save your life. The camera on your phone could be used to test for cervical cancer and HPV, a virus that can lead to the disease.  Ralph Weissleder Thrall Family Professor of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the research team. Cesar Castro, instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, a member of the research team, is quoted.

April 13, 2015

There's no question mammograms can save lives by detecting breast cancer early. But they can also result in unnecessary testing and treatment that can be alarming and costly. In fact, each year the U.S. spends $4 billion on follow-up tests and treatments that result from inaccurate mammograms, scientists report in a new study. Kenneth Mandl, professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, led the study. 

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