SEPTEMBER'S TOP FIVE RETINA ARTICLES

Recent retina/vitreous articles discuss study results and new trials. Here are five popular items from the first half of September...

DATA REINFORCE ADJUVANT OSIMERTINIB AS ‘PRACTICE-CHANGING TREATMENT' IN NSCLC SUBSET

Adjuvant osimertinib induced clinically meaningful reductions in central nervous system disease recurrence and death among patients...

 
 
 

ADDITION OF ABEMACICLIB TO ENDOCRINE THERAPY EXTENDS INVASIVE DFS IN BREAST CANCER SUBSET

The addition of abemaciclib to endocrine therapy significantly extended invasive DFS for patients with high-risk hormone receptor-positive,...

RADIOTHERAPY FAILS TO EXTEND DFS AFTER COMPLETE RESECTION IN NSCLC

Radiotherapy after complete resection and neoadjuvant chemotherapy failed to significantly improve 3-year DFS among certain patients...

 
 
 

TOP NEWS FROM AHA HYPERTENSION: TRENDS IN BP CONTROL, HYPERTENSION IN COVID-19 AND MORE

Healio and Cardiology Today have compiled a list of the top-read news from the American Heart Association Hypertension Scientific Sessions. Our...

SPARTALIZUMAB-BASED COMBINATION FAILS IN BRAF-MUTATED ADVANCED MELANOMA

The addition of spartalizumab to dabrafenib and trametinib failed to prolong PFS among patients with BRAF-mutated advanced melanoma,...

 
 
 

STUDY SHOWS SIMILAR HOSPITALIZATION, ICU ADMISSION RATES AMONG KIDS WITH COVID-19, FLU

In a single-center study, researchers observed no significant differences in mechanical ventilator use, hospitalization or ICU admission...

MEDACTA RELEASES 2020 HALF-YEAR FINANCIAL RESULTS

Despite decreases in revenue and gross profit compared with the same period in 2019, Medacta reported good backlog recovery in June,...

 
 
 

FIRST-LINE NIVOLUMAB-CABOZANTINIB SUPERIOR TO SUNITINIB FOR ADVANCED RENAL CELL CARCINOMA

Nivolumab plus cabozantinib conferred superior PFS, OS and response rates compared with sunitinib as a first-line treatment for advanced...

SACITUZUMAB GOVITECAN IMPROVES SURVIVAL IN PRETREATED TRIPLE-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER

Sacituzumab govitecan significantly improved PFS and OS compared with single-agent chemotherapy among patients with pretreated metastatic...

 
 
 

INJECTION DRUG-RELATED INFECTIONS VARY BASED ON TYPES OF DRUGS USED

A 2-year study involving more than 22,000 patients hospitalized with injection drug use-related infections in Florida revealed differences...

FAUCI ‘CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC' ABOUT IDENTIFYING EFFECTIVE COVID-19 VACCINE BY END OF 2020

An effective vaccine for the novel coronavirus likely will be identified in the next few months, the nation's leading infectious disease...

 
 
 

TOP FIVE OPHTHALMIC BUSINESS STORIES FROM FIRST HALF OF SEPTEMBER

One of the most-read ophthalmic business stories from the first half of September was about a large fine for Novartis and Roche/Genentech...

TOP NEWS FROM ESC: IMPACT OF NAPS ON CV HEALTH, RESULTS FROM DAPA-CKD, LODOCO2 AND MORE

Healio and Cardiology Today have compiled a list of the most-read news from the virtual European Society of Cardiology Congress. Readers...

 
 
 

7 RECENT REPORTS ON GASTROINTESTINAL CANCER

Healio Gastroenterology presents the following reports on the most recent research in gastrointestinal cancer. These reports cover...

SMITH & NEPHEW LAUNCHES NEW KNOTLESS SUTURE ANCHOR FOR ROTATOR CUFF REPAIR

Smith & Nephew announced the launch of its Healicoil Knotless suture anchor for rotator cuff repair, according to a press release. The...

 
 
 

SOCIOECONOMIC, INSURANCE STATUS LINKED TO RACIAL DISPARITIES IN PROSTATE CANCER MORTALITY

Socioeconomic and insurance status appeared associated with increased mortality after prostate cancer surgery among Black men, who...

DAILY EYEGLASS WEARERS MAY BE LESS LIKELY TO BE INFECTED WITH COVID-19

In a cohort of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Suizhou, China, the proportion of those infected who were daily eyeglass wearers...

 
 
 

BLACK VETERANS MAY FEAR RACIAL BIAS DURING MENTAL HEALTH CARE ENCOUNTERS

Fear of racial bias appeared to alter encounters between Black veterans receiving mental health services and their health care provider,...

PEOPLE WHO LOSE CONSCIOUSNESS DUE TO ALCOHOL AT GREATER RISK FOR DEMENTIA

Alcohol-induced loss of consciousness appeared associated with a subsequent increase in dementia risk, according to results of a multicohort...

 
 
 



Newly Approved Drug Boosts Survival in Metastatic TNBC

Newly Approved Drug Boosts Survival in Metastatic TNBC

Triple-negative breast cancer patients saw a significant survival benefit when treated with third-line sacituzumab govitecan rather than chemotherapy, phase III findings from... Read more ...

Communicating With a Patient on a Ventilator

Communicating With a Patient on a Ventilator

Unprecedented numbers of patients have been placed on mechanical ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Being connected to a ventilator can take a massive toll on the body... Read more ...

India's First CRIPSR COVID-19 Test

India's First CRIPSR COVID-19 Test

The Drug Controller General of India has approved the Tata CRISPR test, for its commercial launch, meeting high-quality benchmark with 96% sensitivity and 98% specificity for... Read more ...

Certain Cancer Treatments Up COVID-19 Death Risk

Certain Cancer Treatments Up COVID-19 Death Risk

Death was higher for those undergoing active cancer treatments, except for endocrine therapy, when compared to patients untreated within a year prior to COVID-19 diagnosis... Read more ...

New Drug to Fight COVID-19 Discovered

New Drug to Fight COVID-19 Discovered

A new drug, 4-Phenylbutiric acid that could prevent or mitigate the consequences derived from infection by SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 has been discovered. Read more ...

Youngsters barred from seeing their parents amid chaos over Covid...

Youngsters barred from seeing their parents amid chaos over Covid restrictions in care homes

A once-cheerful 35-year-old woman with a learning disability was physically held down by care home staff in the UK - after reaching for her mother's hand. Read more ...

CDK4/6 Inhibition Boosts PFS in Endometrial Cancer

CDK4/6 Inhibition Boosts PFS in Endometrial Cancer

Women with advanced, hormone receptor -positive cervical cancer lived more than twice as long without disease progression if they received the CDK inhibitor palbociclib in... Read more ...

Andhra Continues to Log Higher COVID-19 Recoveries

Andhra Continues to Log Higher COVID-19 Recoveries

Andhra Pradesh has been steady in clocking a higher number of COVID recoveries than the daily detection rate of new COVID infections, stated health officials. Read more ...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead at 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead at 87

WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Justice and feminist icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87, died of complications from metastatic pancreas cancer on Friday, just weeks ahead of the 2020... Read more ...

Use of the BESTest and the Mini-BESTest for Fall Risk Prediction in...

Use of the BESTest and the Mini-BESTest for Fall Risk Prediction in Community-Dwelling Older Adults Between 60 and 102 Years of Age

Background and Purpose: Reference values for the Balance Evaluation Systems Test and the Mini-Balance Evaluation Systems Test need to be established to predict falls in older... Read more ...