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Report Reinforces Need for Sex-Specific Medical Research 

Jump to full article: Newswise, 2004-04-15
Author: Source: Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR)


Lung cancer is "a contemporary epidemic" in women, according to an article published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association. The report reinforces the need to conduct medical research differently by including more women and analyzing results for sex differences, according to the Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR.)

"Women and men are affected differently by lung cancer, as well as many other diseases and conditions," Sherry Marts, Ph.D., SWHR vice president for scientific affairs, said. "If we are going to make significant advances in prevention, diagnosis and treatment, it is imperative that we understand the biological differences between the sexes that affect health.

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