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    Diagnosing and managing PCOS

    Richard Legro

    In this podcast, Richard Legro, an obstetrician and gynecologist, answers our questions on the diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and highlights the controversies associated with therapies for infertility in PCOS.

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    Breast cancer chemoprevention

    Victor Vogel

    Evidence from randomized trials suggests that taking selective estrogen receptor modulators could reduce breast cancer risk; Victor Vogel comments on the latest results, recommending that the risks and benefits should be considered for each individual.

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    Latest therapies for AD

    Michael Rafii, Paul Aisen

    Michael Rafii and Paul Aisen review the most recent advances in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) therapies, and discuss the rationale behind the development and strategies of current AD clinical trials.

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    PSA screening guidelines

    Eric Kim, Gerald Andriole

    Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening improves prostate cancer detection, but the survival benefit is unclear; Eric Kim and Gerald Andriole discuss the controversy surrounding PSA screening, highlighting differences in guideline recommendations.

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    Spotlight on prostate cancer

    Sigrid Carlsson, Andrew Vickers

    In an editorial to launch our prostate cancer article collection, guest editors Sigrid Carlsson and Andrew Vickers discuss progress and controversies in prostate cancer research, highlighting how disease management is becoming more individualized.

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    Effects of NSAIDs

    Neville Yeomans

    Neville Yeomans comments on a recent consensus statement regarding use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and highlights potential side-effects on the whole gastrointestinal tract, and the cardiovascular risks that have yet to be determined.


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Tobacco smoking and all-cause mortality in a large Australian cohort study: findings from a mature epidemic with current low smoking prevalence
Emily Banks, Grace Joshy, Marianne F Weber, Bette Liu, Robert Grenfell, Sam Egger, Ellie Paige, Alan D Lopez, Freddy Sitas and Valerie Beral
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