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ReFlections Fall 2011


Spanish Translation

This edition of Reflections features articles on two major causes of excess mortality. The first article, which is entitled "Advances in Cancer", is written by Dr. Oscar Cartaya, who discusses in great detail the newest concepts of the understanding and detection of cancer. This ‘forward-thinking’ approach will hopefully lead to breakthroughs in the early detection and treatment of malignancies. 

Our second article has been contributed by Dr. Paul Davis, who is RGA’s Chief Regional Medical Director in Asia-Pacific. This article, entitled "Insights on Heart Failure" is his first contribution to ReFlections.  He shares his extensive clinical and insurance knowledge with us regarding this increasingly diagnosed heart condition, as it applies to life and disability applications and claims.

ReFlections is RGA’s underwriting newsletter, written by RGA experts. It presents underwriters and medical directors with timely, in-depth information to assist with underwriting. 

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The Authors

  • Dr. Carl Holowaty
    Senior Vice President
    Chief Medical Director (ret.)
  • Dr. Oscar Cartaya
    Vice President and Medical Director (ret.)
  • Dr. Paul Davis
    MB.BS (Hons), FRACP
    Chief Medical Officer

    RGA Australia
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  • breast cancer
  • coronary
  • coronary artery disease
  • heart failure
  • mortality experience
  • mortality trends
  • prostate cancer
  • stroke