Here’s a sampling of the groundbreaking clinical studies coming from Sutter’s research institutes:
- Breast Cancer Risk Assessment — A CPMC Research Institute study found that assessing a combination of risk factors, including breast density, is the most accurate way to determine the breast cancer risk of a postmenopausal woman. The research also found no protective benefit from increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables.
- Asian-American Diabetes Study — Thanks to a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, the PAMF Research Institute has undertaken a five-year study on diabetes and its risk factors among the six largest Asian ethnic groups in California—Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese.
- Economic and Clinical Benefits of Inpatient Palliative Care — A study of palliative care at CPMC published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine demonstrated a reduction in patient symptoms, hospital lengths of stay and total costs of care. Clinicians have applied these methods to other Sutter Health affiliates with similar results, leading to a systemwide palliative care initiative.