Disease Awareness Months Work, Even If You Don't Wear The Ribbon

June ​is the month for more than 10 disease-related awareness campaigns, including Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month, National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month and National Scleroderma Awareness Month. It also hosts a handful of awareness weeks and days, ranging from Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week to World Sickle Cell Day. June’s awareness list is shorter than most, but every month is full of diseases and disorders to take note of. You probably haven’t heard of half of them, and you’re not alone. So what’s the point of an awareness day, week or month? To understand the challenges of catching public attention, consider National Autism Awareness Month (that’s April), which began in the 1970s as a nationwide campaign led by the National Autism Society. Congress made it official in 1984, and the adoption of an autism awareness ribbon in 1999 helped increase its visibility. In 2007, Autism Speaks created World Autism Awareness Day (April 2) and the “Light It Up Blue” campaign to formally kick off Autism Awareness Month. The latter organization has also devoted substantial resources to its awareness campaigns. Yet a recent survey commissioned by the developmental toy manufacturer Leka suggests that Autism Awareness Month has had surprisingly little effect. Nearly half of Americans (46 percent) have no idea that April is Autism Awareness Month. Only 12 percent of adults surveyed said that the month-long obs...
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Foods high in soluble fiber like oatmeal, nuts and beans were associated with reduced breast cancer incidence.
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CONCLUSION: Here, we present what, to the best of our knowledge, is the first reported case in which durvarumab resistance after definitive chemoradiotherapy in a patient with stage III pulmonary sarcomatoid carcinoma was overcome by pembrolizumab. PMID: 32245391 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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British Journal of Cancer, Published online: 06 April 2020; doi:10.1038/s41416-020-0822-xCombining measures of immune infiltration shows additive effect on survival prediction in high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewDetection of BRCA germline mutations (gBRCAm) impacts breast cancer medical treatment —according to differential sensitivity to cytotoxic chemotherapy and the activity of PARP inhibitors—and not only familial prevention. Guidelines for genetic testing—initially mainly based on familial history, age, and triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) subtype—currently are expanding in o rder to offer new therapeutic options.Recent FindingsIn the early setting, gBRCAm patients present a similar outcome as the non-carrier population with standard neoadjuvant chemotherapy, and the role of...
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