This Week in JAMA


In JAMA this week, a team of researchers in Italy presents findings from a study of the effects of triptorelin — a gonadotropin-releasing hormone analog — on the occurrence of chemotherapy-induced early menopause in women with breast cancer. To determine if triptorelin's temporary ovarian suppression effect changed the rate of early menopause during chemotherapy, the team studied 281 premenopausal breast cancer patients and randomly assigned them to receive either chemotherapy alone or with triptorelin.

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.