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CEDARS/ASPENS Debates

In-office testing, off-label therapy may be best approach for EKC

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 25, 2020
Alice T. Epitropoulos, MD, FACS; Priyanka Sood, MD
Welcome to another edition of CEDARS/ASPENS Debates. CEDARS/ASPENS is a joint society of cornea, cataract and refractive surgery specialists, here to…
In the JournalsPerspective

Early lenalidomide delays multiple myeloma progression

December 31, 2019
Early treatment with lenalidomide for smoldering multiple myeloma appeared to delay progression to symptomatic multiple myeloma compared with…
In the Journals

Anti-BCMA immunoconjugate appears effective for multiple myeloma

December 27, 2019
Belantamab mafodotin, an investigational anti-B-cell maturation antigen monoclonal antibody-drug conjugate, demonstrated clinically meaningful…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Oral arginine therapy appears safe, effective for sickle cell disease pain management

December 27, 2019
ORLANDO — Oral supplementation with arginine resulted in faster resolution of pain associated with vaso-occlusive episodes among younger…

ASH presents Scholar Awards to fellows, junior faculty

December 22, 2019
ASH announced the recipients of its 2019 Scholar Awards. The awards — presented to hematologists in the United States and Canada who conduct…

miLOOP simplifies cataract surgery training for high-risk cases

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 25, 2019
Yousuf M. Khalifa, MD
Training ophthalmology residents on complicated cataract cases can be, well, complicated. They need to be able to practice surgical maneuvers in a…
Meeting NewsPerspective

‘Microvasculature on a chip’ may improve understanding of blood clots, therapy response

December 8, 2019
ORLANDO — A new microvascular-on-a-chip assay has allowed researchers to grow blood clots and track inflammatory thrombi with the goal of…
In the JournalsPerspective

Osimertinib improves OS in untreated, advanced NSCLC

November 21, 2019
First-line osimertinib improved OS compared with standard-of-care epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors among patients with…
In the Journals

Classifier predicts radiotherapy benefit, locoregional recurrence risk in early-stage breast cancer

November 14, 2019
A newly developed clinico-genomic classifier identified which women with early-stage breast cancer would benefit substantially from adjuvant…
Meeting News

CLS-TA improves visual acuity in patients with uveitis

November 12, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Nearly half of patients with noninfectious uveitis treated with suprachoroidal CLS-TA gained three or more lines of visual…
In the JournalsPerspective

Despite evolution of treatment for male breast cancer, gaps in care remain

October 8, 2019
Although treatment for male breast cancer in the United States has evolved in recent years, significant gaps in care remain, according to study…

ASH presents bridge grants to 19 investigators

October 7, 2019
ASH awarded $150,000 each to 19 investigators through the society’s bridge grant program, designed to sustain promising hematologic research…
Feature

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. …
Meeting NewsPerspective

Front-line osimertinib improves OS in EGFR-mutated lung cancer

September 28, 2019
BARCELONA, Spain — Osimertinib significantly extended OS compared with standard epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors as…
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…
Meeting News

ASTRO honors three Gold Medal recipients

September 22, 2019
The American Society for Radiation Oncology honored three of its members with the Gold Medal Award. This year’s recipients were Walter J
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Increased complications seen in malnourished patients after distal radius fracture surgery

September 11, 2019
LAS VEGAS — At the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Russell E. Holzgrefe, MD, discussed a study that looked at the…
Feature

Expense reimbursement model aims to ‘level playing field’ for clinical trial participation

HemOnc Today, September 10, 2019
Clinical trials, superficially speaking, might seem custom-made for low-income patients with cancer. Participation gives patients access to…

Cancer researchers receive Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award

September 10, 2019
Three cancer researchers received the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for their invention of trastuzumab. The recipients…
In the Journals

Nearly 2% of hospitalized kids get at least one antibiotic for noninfectious conditions

August 15, 2019
Findings published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society showed that nearly 2% of children admitted to 32 children’s…