Selecting treatment for breast cancer: Mathematics for precision medicine

The precise choice of treatment for breast cancer depends upon the status of the hormone receptors (for estrogen and progesterone). Their conventional determination by means of immunohistochemistry (IHC) is associated with a certain error rate, which can be reduced by adding genomic data. Even conventional statistics can bring about a notable improvement but now it […]

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Cardiac arrest from opioid overdose has unique features affecting prevention and treatment

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrests triggered by opioid overdose are a significant cause of death among adults 25 to 64, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association, the nation’s largest voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all. The statement published today in the Association’s flagship journal Circulation. In the U.S., […]

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Medical workforce data shortage hampering access to care

Challenges with data collection and infrastructure are affecting medical workforce research and access to medical care, particularly in rural and regional Australia, according to the authors of a Perspective published by the Medical Journal of Australia. Dr. Grant Russell, Professor of Primary Care Research at Monash University’s School of Primary and Allied Health Care, and […]

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