3 – Draft Recommendation Statement: Cervical Cancer: Screening – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (free)
Commentaries: USPSTF Draft Recommendation Eliminates Cervical Cytology-HPV Cotesting for Women Over 30 – Physician’s First Watch (free) AND USPSTF: Pap Test or HPV Test, Not Both, For Most Cervical Ca Screening – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND USPSTF Has New Draft Guidance for Cervical Cancer Screening – Medscape (free registration required) AND Age matters when it comes to screening for cervical câncer – STAT (free)
Author interview: Cost of Developing a Single Cancer Drug (free audio)
Invited commentary: A Much-Needed Corrective on Drug Development Costs (free)
Commentaries: R&D Costs For Cancer Drugs Are Likely Much Less Than Industry Claims, Study Finds – NPR (free) AND A new study undermines Big Pharma’s justification for charging high drug prices – Business Insider (free) AND What Does It Cost to Create a Cancer Drug? Less Than You’d Think – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)
5 – Antiretroviral therapy in pregnant women living with HIV: a clinical practice guideline – The BMJ (free guideline and infographic)
6 – Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Long-term All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality: The Women’s Health Initiative Randomized Trials – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)
Commentaries: Taking Hormones for Menopause Doesn’t Raise Early Death Risk – The New York Times (free) AND Menopause hormone therapy not linked to premature death – Reuters (free) AND Menopause hormones don’t shorten lives, long follow-up says – STAT (free)
News release: New Guideline Aims to Improve Clinician Communication With Patients (free)
Original article: Laparoscopic and robotic-assisted versus open radical prostatectomy for the treatment of localised prostate cancer – Cochrane Library (link to abstract – $ for full-text)
“Urinary and sexual quality of life-related outcomes appear similar”.
9 – LDL-Cholesterol Lowering for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Among Men with Primary Elevations of LDL-Cholesterol Levels of 190 mg/dL or Above: Analyses from the WOSCOPS 5-year Randomised Trial and 20-year Observational Follow-Up – Circulation (free)
Commentary: Statins cut heart deaths in men by 28% finds study – NHS Choices (free)
10 – Role of Total, Red, Processed, and White Meat Consumption in Stroke Incidence and Mortality: A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies – Journal of The American Heart Association (free)
Increased consumption of red and processed meat may be associated with higher risk of stroke.