Monthly Archives: July 2015

Why is understanding breast cancer risk important for women?


At Columbia University, a clinical trial is under development to test whether decision support tools increase the uptake of breast cancer chemoprevention among high-risk women. Here, Katherine Crew provides some background information to this trial, discussing the benefits of chemoprevention and some of the barriers to its uptake in clinical practice.


Brain morphology and schizophrenia – what does the evidence tell us?

brain puzzle

A recent study published in Journal of Negative Results in BioMedicine examined whole and regional brain morphology in patients with recent-onset schizophrenia compared to healthy control subjects. The results of previous studies have created an evidence base of conflicting findings. Here, Dr John P. John answers questions to illuminate what their results add to the published record.

Medical Evidence Medicine