Learn about the Gene Search BLN Assay and how it influences the surgical approach in eradicating breast cancer in this medical report.
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This is Insidermedicine in 60. From Maryland, the FDA has approved a genetic test for breast cancer. The test, which is used when a woman is in the operating room, helps a surgeon determine if the cancer has spread into the lymph nodes and influences the surgical approach to eradicate the cancer. From Washington, not all sunscreens protect equally well. According to a study of nearly 800 sunscreen products, 12% of sunscreens labeled with the number 30 only protected against UVB, the rays that causes sunburn and did little against UVA rays, the rays that can penetrate more deeply, and cause aging and skin cancer. From Malawi, the president of Malawi is volunteering to have an HIV test and is encouraging others in Africa to do so. About 14% of those in Malawi are believed to be HIV positive, and the WHO is recommending that anyone seeking medical attention in endemic areas should be tested for HIV. And finally from Germany, living near a busy highway may be bad for your health. Researchers studying nearly 4500 people showed that those who lived within 50 meters of a busy intersection were 63% more likely to have coronary artery calcification. For Insidermedicine in 60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.