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Partnership funds research to assess connection between cancer, aging

December 2, 2019
The Partnership for Aging and Cancer Research Program awarded seven grants intended to fund research into the link between aging and cancer. The…
In the Journals

Experts publish ‘comprehensive’ pediatric psoriasis guidelines

November 18, 2019
The new guidelines from the American Academy of Dermatology and the National Psoriasis Foundation are the first of its kind to focus on pediatric…
Meeting News

Expert discusses anti-inflammatory agents for atopic, vernal conjunctivitis

November 6, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Stephen Pflugfelder, MD, professor and James and Margaret Elkins Chair in Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine…
Meeting News

Dupilumab reduces severe asthma exacerbations regardless of early improvements in lung function

November 5, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — In a post hoc analysis of the LIBERTY ASTHMA VENTURE study, treatment with dupilumab resulted in reduced severe asthma…
Feature

Emerging thyroid cancer test may prevent unnecessary surgeries

October 31, 2019
Thyroid cancer is among the most curable types of cancer, with relative survival rates close to 100% for localized and regional tumors. Incidence of…

Hematologists, oncologists elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 30, 2019
The National Academy of Medicine announced the election of 90 regular members and 10 international members. Election to the academy —…

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society awards $13.8 million for research into pediatric blood cancers

October 9, 2019
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society awarded $13.8 million in new pediatric research grants designed to identify more effective and precise treatments…
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Researchers gain insight into link between Down syndrome, acute lymphoblastic leukemia

October 3, 2019
Children with Down syndrome face a 10 to 20 times higher risk for developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia than children without Down syndrome. …
Cover Story

Norovirus vaccine development accelerates after success against rotavirus

Infectious Disease News, September 2019
Norovirus has become the leading cause of medically attended acute gastroenteritis in countries with national rotavirus vaccination programs…
In the Journals

Researchers suggest adding U. parvum to differential diagnosis for immunocompromised kids

August 20, 2019
A case report published in Pediatrics recently detailed the illness of a girl aged 12 years with leukemia who developed hyperammonemic…
In the JournalsPerspective

PCV13 serotypes cause nearly 25% of invasive pneumococcal disease in kids

August 16, 2019
Serotypes included in the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, or PCV13, continued to cause nearly 25% of invasive pneumococcal disease, or IPD…
Cover Story

BCG: a real-world example of health care rationing

HemOnc Today, August 10, 2019
Bacillus Calmette-Guérin, or BCG, is highly effective at treating and preventing recurrence of early-stage bladder cancer. BCG is a strain of…
Cover Story

New steroid options allow surgeons to better tailor postoperative treatment

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 25, 2019
With four new steroid options on the market to treat pain and inflammation after ocular surgery, ophthalmologists can now better tailor their…
Meeting News

Nonengineered T-cells may be ‘clinically meaningful’ for pancreatic cancer

July 19, 2019
More than half of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma showed clinical responses when treated with an investigational multiantigen-specific T-cell…
In the Journals

Genetic study shows high Lp(a) levels increase ischemic stroke risk

July 1, 2019
High plasma levels of lipoprotein(a) were associated observationally and causally with elevated risk for ischemic stroke, according to a genetic…
In the Journals

Birth defects linked to increased risk for childhood cancer

June 24, 2019
Certain birth defects appeared significantly associated with increased risk for childhood cancer, according to results of a population-based cohort…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Pediatric tumor-sequencing trial finds higher rate of targetable alterations than expected

May 17, 2019
Genetic sequencing of tumors among children with refractory cancer led to about a quarter of those tested being matched with therapies targeting…
Meeting NewsPerspective

HER2-targeted CAR T cells safely induce responses in advanced HER2-positive sarcoma

March 31, 2019
ATLANTA — Adults and children with advanced HER2-positive sarcoma safely tolerated and derived clinical benefit from lymphodepletion…
Point/Counter

Would it be more beneficial to promote a pneumococcal vaccine that includes all or most serotypes to prevent disease or a ‘custom’ vaccine based on serotype prevalence?

Infectious Disease News, March 2019
Click here to read the Cover Story, “PCV13 vaccination highly effective but complicated by serotype replacement”. Point
Cover Story

PCV13 vaccination highly effective but complicated by serotype replacement

Infectious Disease News, March 2019
Research has shown that bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia may peak in late winter. According to the CDC, the populations at greatest risk for…