Welcome to the May 2016 edition of ReFlections! This is
our second issue of the year and it continues our ongoing
mission to educate, inform, and enlighten.
This edition contains two very timely articles. The science of
genetics is becoming an increasingly important element in both
the diagnosis and treatment of many disease conditions. In
the first article, Dr. Sheetal Salgoankar, Medical Director, India,
provides an in-depth review of the role of genetics in the rapidly-changing diagnostic criteria, risk stratification, and treatment of
individuals with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
In the second article, Dr. Heather Lund, Chief Medical Officer
– Asia, discusses the relatively new but increasingly popular
Cancer Reimbursement product and its design, underwriting
and claims issues.
We are confident you will find both of these articles
informative and that they will enrich your knowledge of
ReCite, our medical literature review section, has also been
updated with several recently published and relevant articles
of interest to both underwriters and medical directors.
Finally, The Longer Life Foundation remains actively engaged
in its research function. Our update provides information
about groundbreaking research on obesity conducted by
an LLF-supported investigator who is also a member of the
foundation’s advisory committee.
In this Issue