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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
April 15, 2016

Governor Charlie Baker’s administration has drafted plans for the biggest overhaul of the state’s Medicaid program in two decades, changing the way doctors and hospitals are paid in an effort to rein in soaring costs. Michael Chernew (HMS) is quoted. 

April 14, 2016

Cancers can be genetically characterized by analyzing tumor DNA taken from a blood sample, thus bypassing the need to extract solid tumor tissue. But extensive testing is required before liquid biopsies can supersede surgical biopsies in the clinic. Geoffrey Oxnard (Dana-Farber) is quoted.

April 13, 2016

Tumors are subject to the same rules of natural selection as any other living thing. Clinicians are now putting that knowledge to use. Kornelia Polyak (Dana-Farber) is quoted. 

April 13, 2016

A woman's chances of giving birth via Cesarean section depends in part on the hospital in which she chooses to deliver, a Consumer Reports analysis suggests. Neel Shah (Beth Israel Deaconess) is quoted.

April 13, 2016

A runner in this year’s Boston marathon is running to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s, and has also been diagnosed with the disease. Brent Forester (McLean) is quoted. 

April 12, 2016

Paul Nguyen (Brigham and Women’s) led a study that suggests men who take hormone therapy for prostate cancer may have a higher risk of depression than patients who receive different treatment for these malignancies.

April 12, 2016

Patients diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who have a specific gene mutation typically don't survive longer than three years, but a drug approved Monday, based on science out of Dana-Farber, could change that. Matthew Davids (Dana-Farber) is quoted. 

April 12, 2016

Marcia Angell (HMS) authored this opinion piece on the evolution of the New England Journal of Medicine's conflict-of-interest policies in medical research and the possible reasons for them.



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