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April 17, 2021

Better Assessments of Breast Cancer Risk, Smoking Cessation for Hospitalized Patients
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Better Assessments of Breast Cancer Risk, Smoking Cessation for Hospitalized Patients
Did you know that 30% of breast cancer mutations occur in women who are not high-risk? We'll talk with Fergus Couch, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic pathologist, who led an important multi-institution study to better assess the risks for women with no family history of breast cancer.

Then, nearly ten percent of Americans still smoke. We'll talk with Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., Dr.PH, First Sir Richard Doll Professor, and senior academic advisor in the Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, who says whenever a smoker is hospitalized for any reason, hospitals often miss a prime opportunity to extend their lives, by helping them quit.

And, how much of the standard treatment for heart patients is supported by clinical trials and clear scientific data? Alexander Fanaroff, M.D., Fellow, Cardiovascular Medicine, at the Duke University Medical Center will have the surprising answer.

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