Category: Avrum Spira

New Genomic Test May Change Clinical Practice in Lung Cancer

Medscape News Avrum Spira, School of Medicine A new genomic test may be able to improve the diagnostic performance of bronchoscopy and help avoid the need for more invasive procedures in patients with suspected lung cancer… Expert quote: “This test can change clinical practice in pulmonary medicine. It allows physicians to confidently identify patients who […]

Report: E-cigarettes may pose health risk

Boston Herald Avrum Spira, School of Medicine Electronic cigarettes, widely seen as a safer alternative to tobacco, may actually cause cancer-like cell growth in users’ airways, according to a potentially bombshell preliminary study by a local researcher… Expert quote: “The prevailing wisdom is that they’re less harmful than cigarettes. But there is definitely some evidence […]

China’s E-Cigarette Boom Lacks Oversight for Safety

New York Times (subscription required) Avrum Spira, School of Medicine In a grimy workshop, among boiling vats of chemicals, factory workers are busy turning stainless steel rods into slender tube casings, a crucial component of electronic cigarettes… Expert quote: “We need to understand what e-cigarettes are made of and the manufacturing process is a critical […]