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Bones of Contention: The Unintended Effects of Cancer Therapy

Therapies that can extend the life of cancer patients often have a negative impact on the skeleton, especially in those being treated for hormone-sensitive cancers. Evidence shows improvements in bone health when bisphosphonates and denosumab are administered. Patients diagnosed with cancer are living longer, with some unanticipated ramifications. According to Facts & Figures 2018, published...
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Artificial Intelligence Improves X-ray Identification of Patients with Broken Bones

Artificial intelligence that can “read” electronic radiology reports and flag patients with broken bones who are at risk of osteoporosis outperformed the traditional manual method of health care professionals reading X-ray reports, a new study finds. The results were presented during a virtual news conference hosted by the Endocrine Society. The new search tool, called...
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Pancreatic Cancer ‘Time Machine’ Reveals Heterogeneous Nature of the Disease

A pancreatic cancer “time machine” has revealed that the disease is even more unpredictable than previously thought: Cancer cells promote each other’s invasiveness when they grow together, according to a paper recently published in Small. Researchers led by Stephen Konieczny, PhD, professor of biological sciences at Purdue University, and Bumsoo Han, PhD, professor of biomedical...
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Save the Date: Endocrine Society to Hold ENDO Online 2020

ENDOOnline2020_4C_Logo Virtual event to incorporate content from meeting cancelled amid COVID-19 pandemic  Today, the Endocrine Society announced that it will host its largest-ever online meeting in June to ensure endocrine researchers and clinicians continue to have access to the latest scientific information, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.  ENDO Online 2020 will feature a mixture of on-demand and live programming for both clinical and research audiences. The...
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The Guardian Reporter Receives Endocrine Society Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism

The Guardian News environment reporter Emily Holden received the Endocrine Society’s annual Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism, the Society announced today. Holden is being honored for her coverage of our everyday exposure to harmful chemicals found in plastics, cosmetics and food. The winning article, “Is modern life poisoning me? I took the tests to find out,” was published in The Guardian News in May 2019. This article is part of Toxic America,...
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Fertility in Transgender Men: What Do We Know?

In transgender men, what are the consequences of gender-affirming hormonal therapy on fertility? Led by Molly B.  Moravek, MD, MPH, a team of researchers from the Center for Reproductive Medicine, in Ann Arbor, Mich., set out to answer that question as well as summarize the current literature on the topic of transgender men desiring reproduction...