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Archive for October, 2011

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October 28th, 2011

Podcast 135: HPV vaccine effective against anal intraepithelial neoplasia in MSM. Now, how to get it to young men before they’re sexually active?

The quadrivalent HPV vaccine was effective at preventing anal intraepithelial neoplasias in men who have sex with men, it was reported last week. The larger question is how to get it to young men before they become sexually active. We interview Dr. Joel Palefsky of UCSF, the first author on a paper in the […]


October 14th, 2011

Podcast 134: How (and why) surveillance in Barrett’s esophagus should change

Barrett’s esophagus no longer carries the promise of esophageal cancer that it seemed to, but it bears watching, especially in the first year after the finding, when most cancers are found. The first author of this week’s New England Journal of Medicine study tracking the progression of a finding of Barrett’s over a median […]


October 8th, 2011

Podcast 133: Over 50 years later, DES’s adverse effects continue

A cluster of clear-cell adenocarcinomas of the vagina in young women led to the realization some 40 years ago that almost all their mothers had taken diethylstilbestrol during pregnancy — a drug in wide use in the early 1950s. In a follow-up to that drug disaster, researchers (including one of the authors of the […]


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