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New prostate cancer screening review article advocates for active surveillance

In the wake of changing guidelines related to prostate cancer screening, a newly published review article out of University Hospitals Case Medical Center’s Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland provides important guidance about the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test. The peer-reviewed article, titled Prostate Cancer Screening and the Associated Controversy, was published in the October issue [...]

Stroke knowledge lacking in Uganda

A study published in the journal International Scholarly Research Notices (ISRN) Stroke found that overall knowledge about stroke in Uganda was poor, although knowing what to do for a stroke – go to the hospital – was good. Researchers from higher education institutions in Uganda collaborated with those from Case Western Reserve University and University [...]

Study validates new approach to high blood pressure

It truly could be mind over matter after all. University Hospitals Case Medical Center’s Richard Josephson, MD, recently released trial results in a study published in Psychosomatic Medicine that discusses mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for hypertension. Nearly 60 million adults in the United States have high blood pressure in the pre-hypertensive range. Current treatment guidelines [...]

Promising biomarker discovered for esophageal cancer

A new biomarker for esophageal cancer shows promise in improving screening for this deadly disease and its precursor, Barrett’s esophagus. Amitabh Chak, MD, of University Hospitals Case Medical Center’s Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, presented findings at Digestive Disease Week in Chicago in a research forum titled “Aberrant Vimentin [...]

Decline seen in prostate specific antigen screening after 2012 USPSTF recommendations

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center have assessed the impact of the 2012 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations against routine prostate specific antigen (PSA) cancer screenings, which cited evidence that the risks of screening outweigh the benefits. Results of the current study indicate that the USPSTF recommendations [...]