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Linda Squiers

Senior Health Communication Scientist

Linda Squiers, PhD, is a research and evaluation methodologist with more than 20 years' experience in health communication research. Her research interests include health literacy, health information seeking, disseminating evidence-based...

Computer-Based Clinical Decision Support Tool for Breast Cancer Gene Testing

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Mutations in two genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2, account for 30% to 50% of hereditary breast cancer, and the prevalence of BRCA mutations in the general U.S. population is estimated to be between 1 in 800 (0.1%) and 1 in 300 (0.3%). RTI researchers are working with the Agency for Healthcare Research and...

Combating Zika

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RTI’s researchers are experts on reducing the impact and curbing the spread ofglobal infectious diseases. Powered by our work on malaria, tuberculosis, Ebola, and seven neglected tropical diseases, RTI has self-funded five projects in North Carolina, Guatemala, and Brazil. We are also analyzing the...

Cancer Screens: Agreeing to Disagree

RTI in the Media

  • Daily RX

July 08, 2013

For years, people have been told that cancer screenings save lives. Recently, though, some organizations have said that some cancer screenings may be more harmful than helpful.

Men Plan on Having PSA Tests Despite Recommendations Against It

RTI in the Media

  • Triangle Business Journal

July 08, 2013

Despite recommendations against the screening, men largely still plan on getting prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests, according to a study by RTI International that was released this morning.

Men Plan on Having PSA Tests Despite Recommendations Against It

RTI in the Media

  • Triangle Business Journal

July 08, 2013

Despite recommendations against the screening, men largely still plan on getting prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests, according to a study by RTI International that was released this morning.

Men Say They Want Prostate Cancer Test, Despite Risks

RTI in the Media

  • Science Daily

July 08, 2013

A survey of men age 40 to 74 found that 54 percent said that they would still opt for a popular prostate cancer screening test despite recent recommendations that the test not be performed, finds a new study in American Journal of Preventive Medic

Many Men Plan to Ignore PSA Test Guideline: Survey

RTI in the Media

  • U.S. News & World Report

July 08, 2013

Most older American men plan to get screened for prostate cancer despite a recent recommendation that many should just skip the controversial PSA test, a new survey suggests.

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