A new study shows language barriers and cultural differences disadvantage some patients, but it records no significant inequities in how doctors provide information.
Independent communications professional Shelley Zalewski brings more than 25 years of experience to her assignments for the U-M Health System. A former director of marketing communications for the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shelley develops multimedia content used in patient education, physician-targeted communications, institutional advancement and branding. Recent assignments include clinical and research content related to cancer, neurosciences, cardiovascular medicine and mental health, as well as policy messages on behalf of the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation.
A recommendation against contralateral prophylactic mastectomy did not increase the likelihood of patients seeking a second opinion or receiving surgery from a different surgeon, a study finds.
Early symptoms of Lewy body dementia are often thought to be related to other conditions. U-M specialists help clear up the confusion.
When cancer invades one breast, many women opt to remove both. Two new studies highlight the trend toward elective double mastectomy.
Custom medical treatment based on a patient’s biomarkers is a rapidly growing field. How health care systems can keep pace with the progress.