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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
April 15, 2016

As the U.S. government considers reclassifying cannabis, researchers say easing rules could lead to big advances. Lester Grinspoon (HMS, emeritus) 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

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 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 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.

April 12, 2016

Pieter Cohen (Cambridge Health Alliance) led a study which found that a stimulant banned from international athletic competition has been detected in 14 easy-to-buy supplements. 

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.



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