AstraZeneca-Merck Lynparza gets EMA’s positive recommendation

FILE PHOTO: The company logo for pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) – Drugmakers AstraZeneca Plc and Merck & Co Inc said on Monday their blockbluster cancer drug, Lynparza, has received positive recommendation from the European Medicines Agency …

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Armed with disinfectant and admonishments, South Korean robot fights coronavirus spread

SEOUL (Reuters) – A self-driving robot equipped with cameras and an LED screen greets visitors at the lobby in the headquarters of South Korea’s largest mobile operator, checking their temperature, dispensing hand sanitiser and disinfecting the floor. A self-driving robot checks the body temperature of an employee during its demonstration at the headquarters of SK Telecom in Seoul, South Korea, …

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Hong Kong reports first local COVID-19 cases in two weeks

FILE PHOTO: A man wears a protective mask as he walks at a tourist spot, following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, at Tsim Sha Tsui district in Hong Kong, China February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong has confirmed its first locally transmitted coronavirus cases in more than two weeks, fuelling concerns over its spread …

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China reports 16 new COVID-19 cases, highest in nearly three weeks

People wearing face masks are seen on a bus following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shanghai, China May 31, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported the highest daily increase in coronavirus cases in nearly three weeks with 16 new infections discovered on May 31, as the number of so-called imported cases jumped in southwestern …

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China reports 16 new coronavirus cases vs two a day earlier

People wearing face masks are seen on a bus following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shanghai, China May 31, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported 16 new coronavirus cases for May 31, the highest since May 11 and up from 2 cases reported a day earlier, the country’s health commission reported. The National Health …

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Coronavirus changes how doctors deal with death

During the Covid-19 pandemic, doctors have had to deal with death more often than many are used to, and due to restrictions in place over hospital visitors, they are often the last person to spend time with a terminally ill patient. Filmmaker Paul Myles spoke to five doctors administering end-of-life care during the crisis. Producer and director Paul Myles Editor …

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Brazil passes the half million mark for COVID-19 cases

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil registered 16,409 new cases of novel coronavirus on Sunday, raising the total of infected cases to 514,849 in the second worst outbreak of COVID-19 in the world after the United Sates, the health ministry said. It said there were 480 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours in Brazil, for a total death toll of …

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U.S. sends Brazil 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine, drug touted by Trump

FILE PHOTO: The drug hydroxychloroquine, pushed by U.S. President Donald Trump and others in recent months as a possible treatment to people infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is displayed by a pharmacist at the Rock Canyon Pharmacy in Provo, Utah, U.S., May 27, 2020. REUTERS/George Frey WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has supplied Brazil with 2 million doses …

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U.S. CDC reports total of 1,761,503 coronavirus cases, 103,700 deaths

FILE PHOTO: As Phase One of reopening begins in Northern Virginia today, a waiter in a face mask to protect against the coronavirus (COVID-19) carries food to diners seated outdoors at a restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S., May 29, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday reported a total 1,761,503 cases …

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Coronavirus: UK exceeds 200,000 testing capacity target

Image copyright PA Media The UK has exceeded its target to increase coronavirus testing capacity to 200,000 a day by the end of May. Some 205,634 tests were available on Saturday, the government confirmed. Health Secretary Matt Hancock described it as “an important milestone on our journey to control the spread of the virus”. It comes as another 113 people …

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Tucatinib Improves PFS, OS in HER2+ BC With Brain Metastases

In HER2-positive breast cancer patients with brain metastases treated with trastuzumab and capecitabine, add-on tucatinib increased median overall survival from 12 months to 18.1 months in a phase 2 trial. The results were presented as part of the American Society of Clinical Oncology virtual scientific program and published simultaneously in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. At 1 year, 70% of …

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Upfront Pembrolizumab Doubles PFS in MSI-H/dMMR Metastatic CRC

Frontline pembrolizumab doubled progression-free survival (PFS), when compared with chemotherapy, among patients with microsatellite instability–high/mismatch repair-deficient (MSI-H/dMMR) metastatic colorectal cancer in the KEYNOTE-177 study. The median PFS was 16.5 months for patients who received pembrolizumab and 8.2 months for those who received investigators’ choice of chemotherapy (one of six regimens). “In the past, no medical treatment has shown such difference …

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Anxiety High Among Docs, PAs; Outpatient Clinics Revive

]]>(MedPage Today) — Welcome to this week’s edition of Healthcare Career Insights. This weekly roundup highlights healthcare career-related articles culled from across the Web to help you learn what’s next.A recent survey exploring how doctors, NPs… Source link : https://www.medpagetoday.com/blogs/careerconsult/86764 Author : Publish date : 2020-05-31 16:00:00 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.

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CAR T-Cell Therapy Impresses in Indolent NHL

Almost 100% of patients with relapsed/refractory indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma (iNHL) responded to treatment with the chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy axicabtagene ciloleucel (axi-cel, Yescarta), data from an ongoing study showed. Overall, 89 of 96 (93%) evaluable patients achieved objective responses, including complete responses in 80% of cases. Responses were durable in most cases, reflected in a median duration of …

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Add-On Selinexor Boosts PFS in Pretreated Myeloma

Including the XPO1 inhibitor selinexor (Xpovio) in a weekly bortezomib (Velcade) regimen improved oncologic outcomes and reduced rates of neuropathy in relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, the phase III BOSTON trial showed. In the study of over 400 pretreated patients, median progression-free survival (PFS) was 13.9 months with the weekly regimen of selinexor plus bortezomib-dexamethasone, as compared to 9.5 months …

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Coronavirus: Raab defends relaxation of lockdown rules

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDominic Raab: “We’re transitioning from level four to level three, so we remain at level four” The foreign secretary has defended the government easing of lockdown measures in England from Monday, despite the country’s Covid-19 alert system indicating high levels of transmission. Dominic Raab said England is “transitioning” from level four, when …

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Thailand’s parliament approves $58 billion economic package to ease virus impact

FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a protective face mask waits for customers in a mobile shop inside a shopping mall, after the Thai government eased isolation measures, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Bangkok, Thailand May 29, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Silva BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s parliament passed a 1.9 trillion baht ($58 billion) economic support package on Sunday to ease …

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Coronavirus: Dominic Raab defends lockdown relaxation measures in England

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has defended the relaxation of some lockdown measures from 1 June, despite the government’s alert level not yet officially being at level three. The five-level, colour-coded alert system helps the government decide how tough social distancing measures should be, with a gradual relaxation of the rules at level three. Mr Raab told the BBC’s Andrew Marr …

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Keeping Patients Calm During the Pandemic

With visitors being banned at most hospitals and healthcare facilities because of the spread of the coronavirus, nurses are often now one of the only contacts that patients have. So how can you help keep your patients calm during this scary time? Judi Kuric, DNP, a nurse practitioner and academic coordinator for Walden University’s MSN Gerontology Acute Care NP program …

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