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ReFlections Volume 41, May 2017

  • Dr. Dave Rengachary
  • Rebecca Abayakoon
  • Dr. Sheetal Salgaonkar
  • Dr. Elyssa Del Valle
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HPV ReFlections
In Brief
Learn more about breast cancer genomics, Arteriovenous malformations, and HPV testing.

This edition includes an update by Dr. Elyssa Del Valle on the current role of genomics in breast cancer management and its implications for insurance medicine. Dr. Dave Rengachary’s article, which focuses on arteriovenous malformations, simplifies the nomenclature of cerebral vascular lesions and provides a risk stratification framework, and Rebecca Abayakoon and Dr. Sheetal Salgaonkar provide a comprehensive update on the role of human papillomavirus testing in cervical cancer screening.

Rounding out this issue, The Longer Life Foundation report focuses on research results of recent grant recipients and their relevance to insurance medicine, and ReCite again presents articles from recent medical literature that are essential reading for underwriters, product developers, claims assessors, and medical directors.

It is with mixed emotions that we announce that this is the last issue of ReFlections for two members of our three-editor team, as Neil Wilkinson, Vice President, Medical Services, and Dr. Philip Smalley, Senior Vice President and Global Chief Medical Officer, are both retiring in May 2017.

Neil and Phil's three decades in this industry (Neil as an underwriter and Phil as a medical director) have seen tremendous changes worldwide, both in the basic work of underwriting and in the products insurers now sell to protect customers. Technology and the philosophy of underwriting are evolving with increasing speed, yielding exciting and challenging times ahead. Stewardship of ReFlections will stay in the hands of Dr. Dan Zimmerman, whose dedication and enthusiasm over the past two years has brought new authors and a greater global focus to ReFlections. Peter Barrett, who leads RGA's Global Claims, Underwriting Quality & Risk Assurance, and Global Medical Services, will join our editorial team with the next issue, and we look forward to his contributions and expertise.

Explore the current role of genomics in breast cancer management and its implications for insurance medicine.
Cerebral Vascular Lesions
Interested in cerebral vascular lesions? We provide simplified nomenclature and a risk stratification framework.
HPV and Cervical Cancer
Benefit from a comprehensive update on cervical screening and HPV Testing.
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Meet the Authors & Experts

Dr. Dave Rengachary
Dr. Dave Rengachary
Senior Vice President, Head of Underwriting, U.S. Individual Life
Rebecca Abayakoon
Rebecca Abayakoon
Executive Director, Global Underwriting Manuals, Research and Development
Dr. Sheetal Salgaonkar
Dr. Sheetal Salgaonkar
Vice President and Medical Director, Global Medical
Dr. Elyssa Del Valle
VP and Medical Director, U.S. Mortality Markets (former)