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Management of postop ptosis depends on severity

January 18, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — Ptosis is a relatively common but under-recognized risk of intraocular surgery, including cataract surgery, according to a…
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Prediction model shows potential for identifying cancer survivors at risk for opioid misuse

January 3, 2020
A novel predictive model appeared to identify cancer survivors at increased risk for opioid misuse, according to study results published in Journal
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Dual target CAR T/natural killer cell therapy shows promise for B-cell malignancies

December 27, 2019
ORLANDO — Two major impediments to widespread adoption of chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapies are their cost and antigen loss that makes…
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Oxervate heals corneal lesions in neurotrophic keratopathy

November 26, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Oxervate was well-tolerated and effective at reducing corneal lesions among patients with neurotrophic keratopathy, according…

‘Reproducibility crisis’ in radiation biology research could negatively impact clinical care advances

November 20, 2019
The scientific method is the cornerstone of all scientific advancement. By following clearly outlined methods used during an investigator’s…
Cover Story

HF pharmacotherapy in midst of paradigm shift

Cardiology Today, November 2019
Dramatic results of the recent DAPA-HF and PARAGON-HF trials have prompted the cardiology community to rethink pharmacotherapy for patients with HF…

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 —…
Advanced Practice

Antineoplastic therapy ordering protocol allows APPs to ‘expand their scope of practice’

HemOnc Today, October 25, 2019
Archana Ajmera, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCNP
APPs have become an integral and fundamental part of interdisciplinary oncology care. Having worked in oncology for nearly 10 years alongside many…
In the Journals

Pembrolizumab fails to improve outcomes in multiple myeloma

August 26, 2019
The addition of pembrolizumab to standard therapy failed to improve clinical outcomes for patients with untreated or relapsed/refractory multiple…
In the Journals

Vaping, cigarette smoking worsen sleep quality in women

August 14, 2019
Women who use electronic cigarettes in addition to conventional cigarettes experience more sleep disturbances than nonsmokers and those who only use…
Cover Story

Driving Killer CARs into Cancer

Cell Therapy Next, July 2019
Automobile pioneer Henry Ford once said of his best-selling Model T, “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as…
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VIDEO: SCAI plans international expansion

June 16, 2019
LAS VEGAS — In this video exclusive, Ehtisham Mahmud, MD, FACC, FSCAI, the new president of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and…
In the Journals

Novel drug reduces lipids in patients with elevated triglycerides

June 10, 2019
An N-acetylgalactosamine-conjugated antisense oligonucleotide safely improved the atherogenic lipid profile of patients with modest elevations in…
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Young adults demonstrate ability to handle their GI medical records

May 19, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Adolescents and young adults demonstrated high levels of health literacy compared with their physicians as well as satisfaction…
In the Journals

Rates of marijuana, prescription opioid use higher among patients with cancer

April 22, 2019
A high proportion of patients with cancer are among a growing number of Americans who used marijuana over the past several years, likely reflecting…
In the Journals

ADT may increase depression risk among men with prostate cancer

April 20, 2019
Men with prostate cancer who underwent androgen deprivation therapy with definitive radiation therapy demonstrated increased risk for depression and…
Meeting News

Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association presents awards

April 4, 2019
FORT WORTH, Texas — Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association presented several awards during HOPA Ahead 2019, the organization’s annual…

Phages: A promising alternative in the age of antibiotic resistance?

Infectious Disease News, March 2019
Steffanie Strathdee, PhD, thought they would “just ride it out.” The infectious disease epidemiologist believed her husband, Thomas
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Atezolizumab plus bevacizumab safe, active in non-clear cell, sarcomatoid kidney cancer

February 21, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — The combination of atezolizumab and bevacizumab demonstrated antitumor activity and appeared safe in patients with non-clear…

YouTube videos on prostate cancer often misinformative, outdated

February 13, 2019
The majority of the most popular prostate cancer videos posted on YouTube included inaccurate or biased content, according to study results. Many of…