The following stories appear in full on Today's Vidyya Medical News Service Web site.
Women with a history of breast cancer are not at greater risk for developing colorectal cancer than women in the general public, according to a study headed by a researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. In fact, some women with breast cancer may be less likely to develop colorectal cancer compared to women who have not been diagnosed with breast cancer. The findings, reported in the 16 March 2001 issue of The Lancet, challenge the notion that breast cancer increases the risk of colorectal cancer.
For more information: Women With History Of Breast Cancer Not At Greater Risk For Colorectal Cancer
According to the results of a national survey released on Friday, ninety-two percent of the estimated 16 million Americans with diabetes have never heard of diabetic autonomic neuropathy, an often deadly but treatable condition that can develop for years without symptoms. Up to fifty percent of patients with diabetic autonomic neuropathy die within five years of the onset of their symptoms, even though a non-invasive test to find the disease is available.
For more information: Most Diabetes Patients Unaware Of Deadly Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy
Vidyya is pleased to offer our readers these short explanations of late breaking clinical trials from today's trials sessions at the American College of Cardiology meeting in Orlando, Florida.
For more information: News From ACC: Late-Breaking Clinical Trials
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