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Released: 13-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Study: Topical Steroids Administered During Cervical Spine Surgery Reduce Swallowing Difficulties After the Procedure
Hospital for Special Surgery

A study from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that topical steroids administered during anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery help reduce swallowing difficulties following the procedure. This study is available online as part of the AAOS 2020 Virtual Education Experience. The results were also published in The Spine Journal in September 2019.

Newswise: American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to host virtual Annual Meeting, October 25-28
Released: 9-Jul-2020 1:00 PM EDT
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to host virtual Annual Meeting, October 25-28
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 62nd Annual Meeting, will be held October 25-28 via an interactive virtual platform. The meeting, Global Oncology: Radiation Therapy in a Changing World, will feature reports from the latest clinical trials; panels on global oncology, health disparities and the novel coronavirus; and an immersive attendee experience in a virtual convention center. Media resources are available at www.astro.org/astro2020press.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
8th Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS (MSVirtual2020) Meeting to Be Held Virtually September 11-13, 2020 with an Encore Event on September 26th with Late Breakers and Special Session on COVID-19
Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS)

Registered media to MSVirtual2020 will have access to the full program including plenary sessions, invited speakers and platform presentations of abstracts, poster presentations, teaching courses, and industry supported satellite symposia, both scheduled and on-demand

Released: 29-Jun-2020 11:30 AM EDT
Letter from ACTRIMS President on MSVirtual2020
Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS)

I am pleased to announce that the 8th Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS Meeting will be held from September 11-13, 2020, with a special encore featuring Late-Breaking News and a COVID-19 Session on September 26.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Study Reveals Presurgical Expectations of Foot and Ankle Patients Exceed Those of Their Surgeons
Hospital for Special Surgery

In the first-ever study to compare surgeon and patient expectations in foot and ankle surgery, research performed at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City has determined that two-thirds of patients have higher presurgical expectations than their surgeons. The paper, titled "Comparison of Patients' and Surgeons' Expectations in Foot and Ankle Surgery," is available online as part of the AAOS 2020 Virtual Education Experience.

Released: 25-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
ENDO Online 2020 sets registration record
Endocrine Society

ENDO Online 2020 set a new record as the largest meeting in the Endocrine Society’s more than 100-year history, with over 17,000 attendees.

Released: 22-Jun-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Cover Clinical Trials Session, June 24, Before ATS 2020 Virtual Kick-Off
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

ATS 2020 Virtual is taking place on Aug. 5-10, but you can register for “Breaking News: Clinical Trial Results in Pulmonary Medicine,” a preview session taking place on June 24 at 2-3:45 pm ET. Review program details here. Please note that all content for the Clinical Trial Results session is embargoed until 2 p.m. ET June 24.

Newswise: ISPOR-FDA Summit 2020 on Patient-Preference Information in Medical Devices Is Now Virtual
Released: 22-Jun-2020 5:05 AM EDT
ISPOR-FDA Summit 2020 on Patient-Preference Information in Medical Devices Is Now Virtual
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR—the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announced that its joint ISPOR-FDA Summit 2020 has been redesigned as a completely virtual event that will be held September 29, 2020.

Released: 15-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Study Finds Similar Short-Term Outcomes After Two Common Minimally Invasive Spine Procedures
Hospital for Special Surgery

A study comparing short-term outcomes of minimally invasive (MI) lumbar decompression surgery to MI lumbar spine fusion surgery found no statistically significant difference in the amount of time patients needed to return to work. Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City also found that patients in both groups were able to discontinue narcotic pain medication within one week following surgery. Patients in the MI lumbar decompression group resumed driving four days sooner than those in the MI spine fusion group. This study is available online as part of the AAOS 2020 Virtual Education Experience.

Newswise: Breaking Research News from Annual Meeting of American Society of Clinical Oncology
Released: 10-Jun-2020 1:15 PM EDT
Breaking Research News from Annual Meeting of American Society of Clinical Oncology
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center thoracic cancer and cancer genomics experts reported promising new findings and studies in mesothelioma, lung cancer and melanoma at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the world's leading professional organization for physicians and oncology professionals caring for cancer patients.

Released: 8-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
No Difference in Outcomes Between Anterior and Posterior Surgical Approaches for Outpatient Total Hip Replacement
Hospital for Special Surgery

Outcomes were equivalent for patients who had a total hip replacement with either an anterior incision approach or a posterior incision approach, according to an analysis of data from a matched group of patients who were treated at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and discharged the same day. Time to walking, length of surgery, pain at discharge and rates of complications and readmissions at 90 days after surgery were clinically and statistically the same for patients who had surgery with either approach. This study is available online as part of the AAOS 2020 Virtual Education Experience.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT
COVID-19 session to kick off ENDO Online 2020
Endocrine Society

ENDO Online 2020—the Endocrine Society’s largest-ever meeting—will open with a panel discussion exploring the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the endocrinology field.

28-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Playing Video Games Linked with Unhealthy Behaviors for College Men
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Results from a new study suggest that college men who play video games tend to exercise less and have poorer eating habits compared to non-gamers.

28-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Researchers Identify Seasonal Peaks for Foodborne Infections
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Using a newly developed approach, researchers have identified seasonal peaks for foodborne infections that could be used to optimize the timing and location of food inspections.

28-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Eating Whole Grains Could Help Lower Diabetes Risk
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

A new analysis of more than 200,000 people found that eating high-quality carbohydrates, such as whole grains, was associated with a lower risk for type 2 diabetes.

28-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Do Warning Labels Help People Choose Healthier Drinks?
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Warning labels on sugary drinks lead to healthier drink choices, according to new analysis of more than 20 studies examining these warnings.

28-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Study Pinpoints Top Sources of Empty Calories for Children and Teens
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

A new study of children and teens found that more than 25% of the calories they consume were considered empty.

Newswise: Building an International Consortium to Enhance Decision Making in Hodgkin Lymphoma
Released: 29-May-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Building an International Consortium to Enhance Decision Making in Hodgkin Lymphoma
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Findings and the development of a new international consortium known as HoLISTIC are being shared as part of a poster presentation at the virtual 2020 American Society for Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting taking place this week.

Newswise: Decisions to Stray From Clinical Oncology Pathways Are Often Justified, Roswell Park Analysis Shows
Released: 29-May-2020 1:25 PM EDT
Decisions to Stray From Clinical Oncology Pathways Are Often Justified, Roswell Park Analysis Shows
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Clinical oncology pathways are an important tool, helping cancer care providers and their patients to zero in on the most appropriate care plan. But a treating professional’s decision to depart from the recommendations of these decision-support resources may be well-founded and in the patient’s best interests, a new Roswell Park study shows.

Newswise: Study reveals factors influencing outcomes in advanced kidney cancer treated with immunotherapy
28-May-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Study reveals factors influencing outcomes in advanced kidney cancer treated with immunotherapy
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

By analyzing tumors from patients treated with immunotherapy for advanced kidney cancer in three clinical trials, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have identified several features of the tumors that influence their response to immune checkpoint inhibitor drugs.

Newswise: Targeted therapy tepotinib for non-small cell lung cancer with MET exon 14 skipping mutation shows durable response
Released: 29-May-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Targeted therapy tepotinib for non-small cell lung cancer with MET exon 14 skipping mutation shows durable response
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and the MET exon 14 (METex14) skipping mutation had a 46.5% objective response rate to the targeted therapy drug tepotinib, as shown in a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting (Abstract 9556 – Poster 322) by researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Newswise: Adoptive T-cell therapy ADP-A2M4 targeting MAGE-A4 shows early activity in patients with advanced solid tumors
Released: 29-May-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Adoptive T-cell therapy ADP-A2M4 targeting MAGE-A4 shows early activity in patients with advanced solid tumors
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

The adoptive T-cell therapy ADP-A2M4, which is engineered to express a T-cell receptor (TCR) directed against the MAGE-A4 cancer antigen, achieved responses in patients with multiple solid tumor types, including synovial sarcoma, head and neck cancer and lung cancer, according to results from a Phase I clinical trial led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Newswise: Huntsman Cancer Institute Researchers Demonstrate Better Outcomes, Lower Cost in First-Ever Oncology Hospital-at-Home Evaluation
Released: 29-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Huntsman Cancer Institute Researchers Demonstrate Better Outcomes, Lower Cost in First-Ever Oncology Hospital-at-Home Evaluation
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) presented the first outcomes evaluation of an adult oncology hospital-at-home program today at the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting. The study evaluated patients participating in HCI’s Huntsman at Home. The data demonstrate strong evidence for this care model, showing improved patient outcomes, including reduced hospitalizations and decreased visits to the emergency department.

Newswise: Study Shows Clinical Evidence of Anti-Tumor Activity in Patients with Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
Released: 29-May-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Study Shows Clinical Evidence of Anti-Tumor Activity in Patients with Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
Yale Cancer Center

Results of a Phase I clinical trial conducted by researchers at the Yale Cancer Center have shown that ARV-110, an androgen receptor PROTAC® protein degrader, demonstrates anti-tumor responses in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Newswise: Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020
Released: 28-May-2020 5:00 PM EDT
Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020
Atlantic Health System

Dr. Alistar has pioneered the use of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, in combination with two chemotherapy drugs. Devimistat uniquely targets enzymes involved in cancer cell metabolism, against pancreatic cancer. The study’s efficacy data suggest devimistat has synergy with chemotherapy.The current study was funded by the drug’s manufacturer, New Jersey-based Rafael Pharmaceuticals and by Atlantic Health System.

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28-May-2020 5:00 PM EDT
Study Shows Profound Benefit with Targeted Therapy for Patients with Early Stage NSCLC
Yale Cancer Center

According to findings led by researchers at Yale Cancer Center, treatment with the targeted therapy osimertinib following surgery significantly improves disease-free survival (DFS) in patients with early-stage, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with EGFR gene mutations.

Released: 28-May-2020 11:35 AM EDT
TCT 2020 Is Now a Virtual Event: TCT Connect
Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) has announced that Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2020 will now take place as a virtual event called TCT Connect. The event will take place online October 14-18, 2020 and feature live case-based transmissions from around the globe, late-breaking clinical trials and science, virtual training, and countless opportunities to learn and engage with the brightest minds in interventional cardiovascular medicine.

Newswise: Morgridge joins online COVID-19 discussion with Fearless Science webinar series
Released: 28-May-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Morgridge joins online COVID-19 discussion with Fearless Science webinar series
Morgridge Institute for Research

The Morgridge Institute for Research will broadcast a free webinar on Tuesday, June 2 to offer insight on the basic science behind the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of virology research at Morgridge, and how that research will provide new ways to combat emerging viral threats.

Released: 28-May-2020 9:15 AM EDT
Featured research from NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Press materials are now available for NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE, a dynamic virtual event showcasing new research findings and timely discussions on food and nutrition. The online meeting will be held June 1–4, 2020.

Released: 26-May-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Study Finds Gender Disparities in Financial Relationships Between Orthopedic Surgeons and Industry
Hospital for Special Surgery

A new study adds to a growing body of evidence showing gender inequities in payments that surgeons in various specialties receive from industry in the form of royalties, licensing and consulting fees. The latest research, conducted by investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and other medical institutions, finds such disparities pervasive in the field of orthopedic surgery. This study is available online as part of the AAOS 2020 Virtual Education Experience. The results were also published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery in February 2020.

Newswise: ISPOR Holds Its First Completely Virtual Conference
Released: 21-May-2020 6:00 AM EDT
ISPOR Holds Its First Completely Virtual Conference
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR concluded its Virtual ISPOR 2020 conference yesterday—its first completely virtual conference. The conference was redesigned as an online event when the COVID-19 pandemic required a necessary cancellation of the in-person conference.

Newswise: Innovative Approaches to Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Healthcare
Released: 20-May-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Innovative Approaches to Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Healthcare
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research held its third and final Virtual ISPOR 2020 plenary session this afternoon, “On the Road to Enhanced Cost-Effectiveness Analysis—New Directions, New Milestones.”

Newswise: How Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Can Help Improve Healthcare Decision Making
Released: 19-May-2020 4:55 PM EDT
How Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Can Help Improve Healthcare Decision Making
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR held its second Virtual ISPOR 2020 plenary session this afternoon, “Health Economics and Outcomes Research and Clinical Decision Making—Advancing Meaningful Progress.”

Newswise: Designing Health Policy for the Future
Released: 18-May-2020 3:30 PM EDT
Designing Health Policy for the Future
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research opened its Virtual ISPOR 2020 conference this morning with its first plenary session, “Health Policy—Designing For the Future.”

Released: 18-May-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Hip Arthroscopy for Arthritis Associated with Unacceptably High Conversion to Total Hip Replacement and Significantly Worse Outcomes
Hospital for Special Surgery

A study led by Alexander S. McLawhorn, MD, MBA, hip and knee surgeon at HSS, available as part of the AAOS 2020 Virtual Education Experience and published in HIP International, found that treating hip osteoarthritis with hip arthroscopy can be associated with an increased risk for revision.

Newswise: Health Economics and Outcomes Research in the Era of COVID-19
Released: 14-May-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Health Economics and Outcomes Research in the Era of COVID-19
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) held a virtual plenary session today, “HEOR in the Era of COVID-19,” that featured a panel discussing the global COVID-19 crisis.

13-May-2020 3:10 PM EDT
ASCO 2020: First National-Scale Study on the Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Cancer Mortality Rates Highlighted in Press Program
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New data from researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) revealed the effects of Medicaid expansion on cancer death rates on a national scale. The landmark study found that states that adopted Medicaid expansion following the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 saw greater decreases in cancer mortality rates than states that did not. The findings were presented as part of the press program for this year’s virtual annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

Newswise: Virtual ISPOR 2020 Begins Next Week
Released: 11-May-2020 4:05 AM EDT
Virtual ISPOR 2020 Begins Next Week
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research confirmed the program today for Virtual ISPOR 2020, “HEOR: Advancing Evidence to Action,” that runs May 18-20 with a special COVID-19 plenary on May 14.

Released: 27-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Light Helps Arthritis Treatments Target Joints
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Results from a new mouse study suggest that a new light-activated drug delivery method helps confine treatments to the joints, which could reduce whole-body side effects.

Released: 27-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Can Vaping Scar Your Lungs? New Insights and a Possible Remedy
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Researchers report evidence that the compounds in e-cigarette liquid could potentially cause the body’s tissue repair process to go haywire and lead to scarring inside the lungs.

Released: 27-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Scientists Uncover How Zika Virus Can Spread through Sexual Contact
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Zika virus is capable of replicating and spreading infectious particles within the outermost cells lining the vaginal tract, according to new research.

Released: 27-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Breathing During Exercise Is Harder for Women Than Men
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

While both sexes have the capacity for phenomenal athletic achievements, women on average must work harder to breathe during strenuous exercise compared to men, according to new research.

Released: 27-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
What’s the Best Way to Identify Male Hemp Seedlings?
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

More farmers are growing non-intoxicating strains of cannabis, or hemp, for CBD production. This new market has led to commercial genetic tests for early determination of hemp plant sex. A new study has found that these tests may not all produce accurate results.

Released: 27-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
CBD Shows Promise for Fighting Aggressive Brain Cancer
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Findings from a new study examining human and canine brain cancer cells suggest that cannabidiol could be a useful therapy for a difficult-to-treat brain cancer. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive chemical compound derived from marijuana.

Released: 27-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
3D Tissue Models Provide Unprecedented Insight into Human Brain Function and Disease
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Researchers have created 3D tissue structures that recapitulate many aspects of specific human brain regions.

Released: 27-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Researchers Identify Drugs that Could Halt Preterm Labor
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Researchers have discovered a common molecular pathway in women who experience preterm labor and are using this insight to develop new treatments for woman who experience early labor.

Released: 27-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Researchers Weave Human Tissue into New Blood Vessels
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Researchers have used threads made of engineered human tissue to weave blood vessels that could one day help repair diseased or damaged blood vessels.


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