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    The Economics of Prostate Cancer Screening

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    Introduction This paper will focus on the economics of prostate cancer screening. The American Cancer Society states that cancer is a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. If the spread is not controlled, it can result in death (10). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cancer is the second leading cause of death. In 2002 alone, half a million Americans will die of this disease. Of this numerical figure, it is estimated that

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    Genetic Screening for Colorectal Cancer

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    several types of cancer. Doctors have estimated that as many as 3,000 diseases are due to mutations in the genome. These diseases include several types of colon cancer in which three different genetic tests have been already developed. Debates have arisen on whether these tests should be used regularly or not. Questions including the patients= rights of privacy and the possibility of loss of health or life insurance have been argued over in both the media and political arena. Colon cancer develops in

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    Breast Cancer Susceptibility Screening

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    Breast Cancer Susceptibility Screening Introduction In 1994, researchers isolated a gene, BRCA1, that has had an unprecedented impact on the study of cancer genetics. BRCA1 is a breast cancer susceptibility gene, meaning that women who possess certain mutations in this gene also possess a greatly inc reased risk of acquiring familial breast cancer. Just a year later, a second breast cancer susceptibility gene, BRCA2, was discovered. Mutations in these two genes alone appear to be responsible

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    Effective cancer screening methods are used to detect or identify the presence of a specific cancer before the individual displays any symptoms of cancer. Early detection of a cancer through screening can save the life of a person who may have died without screening detection. Early detection of cancer can also provide a less costly and more effective treatment than if the cancer progresses requiring more advanced or drastic treatment. Screenings tests for the more common cancers such as breast,

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    The HPV vaccine and its effect on cancer screening and prevention Introduction Human Papillomavirus(HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) around 20 million people are infected with HPV and additional 6.2 million people are newly infected every year. According to National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in 2003-2004 among sexually active women (57% of 14 to 19 years and 97% of 20 to 59 years)

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    Health screening – prostate Dr Aisha Bhaiyat Up until now, I have been recommending and writing about how screening for cancers saves lives. In this article, I will not recommend screening for prostate cancer. Instead, I will give you the information to make an informed decision as to whether or not prostate cancer screening is for you. Firstly, if you’re female then prostate screening is definitely not for you. The prostate is a gland only found in men. It sits at the base of the bladder, surrounding

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    With an increase in the number of annual deaths caused by cancer in the US population, there have been many efforts by numerous private and public entities to create programs aimed at prevention of certain types of cancer. Due to ineffective intervention strategies many programs struggle to produce positive outcomes. The purpose of this paper is to summarize the Every Woman Matters Program (EWM), its' ineffectiveness and the reasons as to why the program was unsuccessful. I will summarize and analyze

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    Oarl Cancer Screening

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    Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the US. Oral cancer has high morbidity and mortality rate if not diagnosed and treated early. The five-year survival rate continues to remain at 50 percent, despite progress in surgery and radiation management.90 Squamous cell carcinoma represents 90% of all malignant tumors.91 Early diagnosis of HNSSC is a challenging process for many clinicians. The asymptomatic nature of the disease is the main limiting factor of early intervention. Primary care physicians

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    counterparts. [Times-Dispatch 3/31/99; NEJM 2/25/99 ] * African-American cancer patients in nursing homes are severely undertreated for pain - some don't even get aspirin. [NY Times 6/17/98; JAMA 6/17/98] * Black and poor Medicare patients are more likely than others to be discharged from hospitals in unstable condition. [Contra Costa Times 4/20/94; JAMA 4/20/94] * African-American women receive less breast cancer screening than their counterparts of other races. [Annals of Internal Medicine 8/1/98]

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    Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health

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    President Clinton has committed the nation to eliminating the disparities in six areas of health by the Year 2010, and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be jumping in on this huge battle. The six areas are: Infant Mortality, Cancer Screening and Management, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, HIV Infection and AIDS, and Child and Adult Immunizations. Infant mortality is considered a worldwide indicator of a nation’s health status. The United States still ranks 24th in infant mortality

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    Personality Testing for Employee Screening In an attempt to hire the best possible candidate and to properly analyze current workers, many companies have used some form of personality testing to attempt to better know their employees. Personality testing has shown the employers are desperately trying to fit the perfect person into the perfect position. Some of the "master chefs" of the selection business are paying special attention to the new chemistry between personality tests, competency requirements

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    Opposition to State-Mandated Premarital HIV Screening When screening for HIV became possible in mid-1985, debates began concerning the role of such screening in controlling the spread of AIDS. One such debate concerned state-mandated premarital HIV screening. This policy was proposed to the CDC conference in February of 1987, but never received much widespread support, because it satisfied neither the proponents of public health nor the proponents of civil liberties (Reamer 37). This essay will

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    Genetic Testing and Screening

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    familial breast cancer, cystic fibrosis are inherited as single gene and are characterized at molecular level (4). Many genes along with environmental interactions control diseases like hypertension, diabetes, and various forms of cancer and infections. These diseases are also being investigated using molecular approach. So, genomic information on human sp. will be a valuable tool to judge an individual, a family or a population, which ultimately help to genetic screening. Genetic Screening The national

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    Human Genetic Screening and Discrimination in Gattaca Works Cited Missing A few months ago I watched a movie called Gattaca, which dealt with the issue of genetic discrimination in the near future. In the movie, people were separated into two classes, those that were genetically screened and positively altered before birth and the class that was unaltered. The separate classes had stark divisions, from what jobs that you were able to apply for to where you could eat. Security was aimed at keeping

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    Genetic Screening

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    inherited genetic diseases, such as the ones responsible for familial Alzheimer's disease, familial breast cancer and cystic fibrosis (6) are being isolated and characterized at molecular level. More complex human hereditary disorders, those which are caused by the interaction of several genes, also interacting with the environment, such as heart diseases, hypertension, diabetes, various forms of cancer and infections, are also being investigated using a molecular approach (13). HGP and HGDP a great

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    conditions. PKU is a condition that causes severe retardation in children if nothing is done to prevent it, but by genetically screening the infants, doctors are able to tell who has the disease (Davis 1990). By simply altering the diet of these children, the mental retardation effects of the disease can be prevented. In addition, diseases such as Huntington’s disease, breast cancer, and muscular dystrophy are presently being screened for in humans (Jaroff, 1996). How researchers are able to screen

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    Genetic Testing and Screening

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    the population. Genetic Screening is the examination of the genetic constitution of an individual--whether a fetus, a child, or an adult--in search of clues leading to the likelihood that this pers... ... middle of paper ... ...om the WWW 10/20/99: http://ddonline.gsm.com/demo/consult/genetic.htm The Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, and American Medical Association. "Multiplex Genetic Testing." Hastings Center Report. Jul-Aug. 1998: 15-21. Genetic Screening. Obtained from the WWW 10/20/99:

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    Genetic screening is the testing of variations in gene sequences in protein or DNA. Protein screening is easier, but DNA screening is more powerful. It is a 'physical screening for a protein or genetic abnormality that may allow detection of a disorder before there are physical signs of it, or even before a gene is expressed if it acts later in life.' (web). This is a technique that is used on nonhuman species such as plants and some animals and is not questioned. The real question is if we should

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    Genetic Testing and Screening

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    different techniques involved in gene screening. With the start of the Human Genome Mapping Project some of these techniques have been altered to speed up the screening process. Examples of these techniques include PCR (polymerize chain reaction), RFLP's (restricti... ... middle of paper ... ...WWW: http://www.torontobiotech.org/factsheets/series1_02.htm 2. Encyclopaedia Britannica. Obtained from WWW : http://search.eb.com/bol/search?Dbase=Ar 3. Genetic Screening and Counseling. Obtained from WWW

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    new frontier in genetic medicine and gene therapy and how man advances into this field greatly dep ends on his ethics, morals, and the general acceptance of this new found knowledge. At the heart of the subject lies the controversy over genetic screening. Many questions arise such as; Who should be tested? Who should have access to the information? And most important, Does man have the right to correct any genetic defect no matter what the case? Technical Aspects A gene simply put is one of

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