Category: Julie Palmer

Breast cancer: How to predict risk for African Americans

Futurity News Julie Palmer, School of Public Health, Slone Epidemiology Center A new way to predict breast cancer risk may lead to more African-American women taking part in breast cancer prevention trials. Expert quote: “The model was well calibrated in that it predicted 486 cases in comparison to an observed 506 cases during the additional […]

Women shortchanged in studies

Boston Herald Julie Palmer, School of Public Health, Slone Epidemiology Center A critical new report from Boston researchers chides the federal government and research community for routinely overlooking the importance of gender differences in medical studies — ultimately leaving women’s health to chance… Expert quote: “At every level of research … women have been under-represented.” […]