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March 28th, 2018

Podcast 219: Digital rectal exams shouldn’t be routine in primary care

There simply isn’t enough evidence to sustain its continued use in asymptomatic men, argues our guest. Dr. Jason Profetto, senior author on an Annals of Family Medicine meta-analysis.   Links: Annals of Family Medicine abstract Physician’s First Watch coverage


February 21st, 2018

Podcast 216: What role for MRI in breast cancer screening?

A recent paper in JAMA Internal Medicine sought to examine what happens after breast cancer screening with magnetic resonance imaging. It reported that core and surgical biopsy rates doubled, compared with mammography, in women with a personal history of breast cancer; they rose fivefold among women with no personal breast cancer histories. Dr. Diana Buist, […]


March 25th, 2016

Podcast 200: Sorting out the results of breast biopsy

Most of the time, pathologists agree with each other about breast biopsy results — especially when the biopsy is negative or indicates invasive cancer. However, the biopsies that fall between those two extremes — that is, atypia and ductal carcinoma in situ — make for tough conversations with patients. This week’s guest, Alexander Borowsky, has […]


November 21st, 2015

Podcast 191: The prostate screening conundrum

[Running time: 13 minutes] The 2008 and 2012 recommendations from the USPSTF regarding PSA-based prostate screening have been accompanied by drops in both the screening and detection rates of prostate cancer, two studies in JAMA find. Our guest, Dr. David Penson, wrote an editorial accompanying those studies. It attempts to put these new findings into perspective […]


June 3rd, 2015

Podcast 175: “Understanding Value-Based Healthcare” — A Discussion with the Authors of an Important New Book

Running time: 26 minutes “Understanding Value-Based Healthcare,” published in April by McGraw-Hill is today’s focus. Drs. Christopher Moriates, of the University of California, San Francisco; Vineet Arora, of the University of Chicago; and Neel Shah of Harvard Medical — the book’s authors — discuss its straightforward approach to valuing patient outcomes foremost. The discussion ranges over their […]


May 20th, 2012

Podcast 156: Using low-dose CT screening for lung cancer in defined populations — a conversation with Peter Bach

Dr. Peter Bach is the first author on a new JAMA analysis of the benefits and harms of using low-dose CT screening  for lung cancer. The American College of Chest Physicians and the American Society of Clinical Oncology requested the systematic review to assist them in drawing up a clinical guideline. Join us in discussing […]


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