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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
July 18, 2012

A new study found that women who rate their jobs as highly demanding and stressful were at an increased risk of heart attack, stroke or dying from heart disease. Michelle Albert, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is one of the study’s authors.

July 18, 2012

A new colon cancer study is the first part of the $100-million-a-year Cancer Genome Atlas project, a sweeping effort that is expected to produce a flood of discoveries for a wide range of cancers. Raju Kucherlapati, the Paul C. Cabot Professor of Genetics at HMS, is the lead researcher of the colon cancer project. Charles Fuchs, HMS professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is an author of the paper. Todd R. Golub, HMS professor of pediatrics at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is also quoted.

July 18, 2012

The Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence is being dedicated today in Rwanda. Organizers of the project, which include the Rwandan ministry of health, Partners In Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, hope the only specialized cancer facility in the country can serve as a model for addressing the rapid rise of cancer in the developing world. Paul Farmer, the Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at HMS; Neo Tapela, HMS instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and Lawrence Shulman, HMS associate professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, are quoted.

July 17, 2012

Physical inactivity has a negative global impact so severe that its adverse effects on health are comparable to that of smoking or obesity, according to a new study. I-Min Lee, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the lead author of the study.

July 17, 2012

If all goes according to plan, 1,000 older people who have no symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, but who have an abnormal protein in their brains believed to be a hallmark of the illness, will be selected to test whether drugs can hold off the disease in a first of its kind study to be led by Boston scientists. Reisa Sperling, HMS professor of neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the lead researcher.

July 17, 2012

Massachusetts General Hospital earned the top spot in US News and World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” rankings for the first time in the survey’s 23-year history, the media group announced. Brigham and Women’s Hospital ranked ninth in the magazine’s honor roll. Peter Slavin, president of Massachusetts General Hospital and HMS professor of health care policy, is quoted.

July 17, 2012

Massachusetts General Hospital has moved into the No. 1 spot on the U.S. News & World Report list of Best Hospitals in America.

July 16, 2012

What do heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's, stroke and cancer have in common? Scientists have linked each of these to a condition known as chronic inflammation, and they are studying how high-fat foods and excess body weight may increase the risk for fatal disorders. Peter Libby, the Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Christopher Cannon, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, are quoted.

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