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Inherited mutations in susceptibility genes are common in younger African American women with breast cancer

Inherited mutations in susceptibility genes are common in younger African American women with breast cancer

June 3, 2013 Jane Churpek, MD A high percentage of African-American women with breast cancer who were evaluated at a university cancer-risk clinic were found to carry inherited genetic mutations that increase their risk for breast cancer. The finding suggests that inherited mutations may be more common than anticipated in this understudied group and may partially explain why African-Americans more often develop early onset and “triple-negative” breast cancer, an aggressive and difficult-to-treat form of the disease.

Hylant Group adds Lynn Ambrose to Executive Risk Practice

Hylant Group adds Lynn Ambrose to Executive Risk Practice

TOLEDO, Ohio , Dec. 6, 2011 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ – Hylant Group, one of the largest privately owned insurance brokerage firms in the nation, has added Lynn Ambrose to its Executive Risk Practice.  Based in Hylant’s Chicago office, Lynn will be primarily responsible for servicing publicly traded companies and managing professional lines of business.  Lynn brings more than 20 years of executive risk expertise to the practice.  Prior to joining Hylant Group, she was a principal of the management risk practice at Integro Insurance Brokers and a senior vice president at Marsh & McLennan, where she handled the financial brokerage services for multiple Fortune 500 clients as well as served as the national practice leader for employment practices liability.  Lynn graduated from Indiana University with a degree in economics.

Hylant Group’s Chicago Office Adds Veteran Surety Practice Leader and Property Client Service Executive

Hylant Group’s Chicago Office Adds Veteran Surety Practice Leader and Property Client Service Executive

TOLEDO, Ohio , March 15, 2011 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ — Hylant Group, one of the largest privately owned insurance brokerage firms in the nation, has added two insurance industry experts to its Chicago office.  Neil Silverblatt has joined the Property & Marine Risk Practice as client service executive and Joel Speckman has joined the Surety Risk Practice as the practice leader.

DWC Unveils TradeWarn: Affordable Alert-Based Risk Management Software

DWC Unveils TradeWarn: Affordable Alert-Based Risk Management Software

    CHICAGO , Nov. 15, 2010 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ — David Widerhorn Consulting, LLC (DWC), a Chicago based financial technology consultancy, announced today that it has released a new product called TradeWarn.

Experian Automotive Selects NADA Used Car Guide Vehicle Valuation Data for AutoCount® for Lenders

Experian Automotive Selects NADA Used Car Guide Vehicle Valuation Data for AutoCount® for Lenders

New data provides insight into auto loan to value by region, risk tier, make and model SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 12 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ — Experian Automotive today announced it has selected NADA Used Car Guide vehicle valuation data for its AutoCount® market share reporting for lenders.

Toronto is the Lowest Risk City in the World for Employers, Says Aon Consulting

Toronto is the Lowest Risk City in the World for Employers, Says Aon Consulting

People Risk Index helps organizations assess risks when hiring, employing and moving staff CHICAGO, Sept. 27 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ — A first-of-its-kind global study found Toronto to be the city with the lowest risk in the world to recruit, employ and relocate employees, according to Aon Consulting, the global benefits and human capital consulting business of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON).

Blancco Secures Smartphones for Reuse or Disposal with Data Erasure Software for Mobile Devices

Blancco Secures Smartphones for Reuse or Disposal with Data Erasure Software for Mobile Devices

Blancco Mobile Edition Eliminates Business Risk by Erasing Sensitive Information From Increasingly Popular and Versatile Smartphones JOENSUU, Finland, June 28, 2010 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ — With recent surveys showing that the vast majority of smartphones are used for both business and personal tasks,1,2 Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and end-of-lifecycle solutions, has today introduced Blancco Mobile Edition. The software is designed to eliminate the risk of inadvertent data leaks by erasing retired smartphones that may contain both sensitive business and personal information.

Gay guys really are slimmer, study shows

Gay guys really are slimmer, study shows

In a famous episode of “Seinfeld,” Jerry complains that people constantly assume he’s gay because he’s single, obsessively neat — and thin. As it turns out, at least part of that punchline may be anchored in fact.

Breast cancer genes not worsened by lifestyle

Breast cancer genes not worsened by lifestyle

LONDON – Genes that make women more susceptible to breast cancer don’t have any link to lifestyle factors that also raise their risk, a new study says. Some experts previously thought there might be dangerous interactions between breast cancer mutations and other risk factors for the disease, like taking hormone replacement therapy — and that these women had a particularly high risk of breast cancer.

FDA Approves Amgen’s Prolia(TM) (Denosumab) for Treatment of Postmenopausal Women With Osteoporosis at High Risk for Fracture

FDA Approves Amgen’s Prolia(TM) (Denosumab) for Treatment of Postmenopausal Women With Osteoporosis at High Risk for Fracture

Given As An Injection Every Six Months, Prolia Reduced Risk Of Fracture At The Spine, Hip And Other Sites THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., June 1  /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ — Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN ) today announced that the U.S.

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