Latest News from Chronic Disease Epidemiology
If you have dense breast tissue, you’re at higher risk for breast cancer and your breasts will be harder to screen via mammograms. Here’s what you need to know to navigate risk and screening.
- August 28, 2019
Associate Professor Mayur Desai, a four-time recipient of the YSPH Distinguished Teaching Award, brings passion and focus to his new role as associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- August 27, 2019
Five YSPH students practice public health at distinguished Cleveland Clinic over summer.
- July 23, 2019
Adults who take several prescription medications are more likely to experience serious falls, say Yale researchers and their co-authors in a new study. This heightened risk can affect middle-aged individuals — a population not typically viewed as vulnerable to debilitating or fatal falls, the researchers said.
- July 02, 2019
Mayur Desai, an associate professor in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, has been appointed as the Yale School of Public Health’s inaugural associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- June 24, 2019
Use of 3-D mammography, an advanced form of breast cancer screening, has risen rapidly in recent years, according to Yale Cancer Center researchers in a new study. But adoption of the technology varies widely, reflecting emerging disparities in care, they said.
- June 19, 2019
Nearly one-fourth of pregnant women report having used alcohol, tobacco, or other substances in the past month, yet current screening questionnaires used by physicians may not accurately identify many of them. Kimberly A. Yonkers, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Services at Yale School of Medicine, was the senior researcher among investigators across three universities who compared results of five commonly used questionnaires against laboratory testing.
- June 04, 2019
For the past several years, states have slowly been enacting laws that require radiologists to alert women, as part of their mammography results, if they have dense breast tissue. Legislation adoption has been slow, but steady, even though there’s been little definitive clarity about the impact of providing this information.
- June 02, 2019
Racial disparities in timely cancer treatment disappeared in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to an analysis of over 30,000 health records led by researchers at Yale Cancer Center. The findings were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2019 annual meeting.
- May 28, 2019
Many cancer patients and oncologists may turn to the US Food and Drug Administration's accelerated approval program, which provides access to new cancer drugs faster -- especially when a life-threatening cancer needs swift treatment or relief.