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Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Cancer Experts Present Breakthroughs at 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting
Released: 26-May-2022 6:05 PM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Cancer Experts Present Breakthroughs at 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting
Cedars-Sinai

Experts from Cedars-Sinai Cancer, ranked among the top 10 in the nation for cancer care, will present novel research and clinical advances throughout the 2022 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), taking place in person and virtually June 3-7 in Chicago.

Newswise: Race, Ethnicity, and Poverty Linked to Worse Outcomes in Children Treated for High-Risk Neuroblastoma
Released: 26-May-2022 5:00 PM EDT
Race, Ethnicity, and Poverty Linked to Worse Outcomes in Children Treated for High-Risk Neuroblastoma
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Children with high-risk neuroblastoma had worse outcomes if they were from certain racial/ethnic groups or were on public rather than private insurance, despite being treated in clinical trials with standardized protocols, according to a study led by investigators from Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

Released: 26-May-2022 5:00 PM EDT
MD Anderson Research Highlights: ASCO 2022 Special Edition
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

This special edition features upcoming oral presentations by MD Anderson researchers at the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting focused on quality improvement, health services research, new treatments for skin cancers, and symptoms and survivorship advances. More information on ASCO content from MD Anderson can be found at MDAnderson.org/ASCO.

Newswise: Targeted agents, combination therapies, and clinical trial equity headline Dana-Farber research at ASCO Annual Meeting
Released: 26-May-2022 5:00 PM EDT
Targeted agents, combination therapies, and clinical trial equity headline Dana-Farber research at ASCO Annual Meeting
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Several phase 3 studies conducted by researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute show promising results for patients with multiple myeloma and breast cancer. The results of these studies, along with dozens of others led by Dana-Farber researchers, will be presented at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

26-May-2022 5:00 PM EDT
Next-Generation Immunotherapy Drug Shows Continued Promise in Several Advanced-Stage Cancers
NYU Langone Health

Initial study results show that an experimental drug, called nemvaleukin alfa, when used alone or in combination with another anticancer drug (pembrolizumab) may be effective in treating several types of late-stage cancers in some patients.

Released: 26-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Updated Media Briefings: APS 2022 Annual Convention
Association for Psychological Science

Briefing 1: Friday, May 27, 10 a.m. CDT; Briefing 2: Saturday, May 28, 11 a.m. CDT. Registration: Journalists should contact to attend the virtual briefings.

Released: 25-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Hybrid ENDO 2022 press conferences to highlight emerging diabetes, obesity, reproductive health research
Endocrine Society

Researchers will delve into the latest research in diabetes, obesity, thyroid health and other endocrine conditions during the Endocrine Society’s ENDO 2022 news conferences June 11-14.

18-May-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Turning Hearing Aids into Noise-Canceling Devices #ASA182
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

For someone using an assistive listening device in a crowded place, it might make little difference whether the device is on or off. Nearby conversation directed at the user might be drowned out by distant conversation between other people, ambient noise from the environment, or music or speech piped through a loudspeaker system. Corey and his colleagues worked to eliminate at least one source of noise, the one emanating from loudspeakers or other broadcast systems.

Newswise: NEWLY ANNOUNCED Title IX symposium added to ACSM Annual Meeting program
Released: 25-May-2022 10:35 AM EDT
NEWLY ANNOUNCED Title IX symposium added to ACSM Annual Meeting program
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

NEWLY ANNOUNCED symposium has been added to the program at the American College of Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise and Vascular Health.

Newswise: Ultrasound-Assisted Laser Technique Vaporizes Artery Plaque #ASA182
17-May-2022 9:40 AM EDT
Ultrasound-Assisted Laser Technique Vaporizes Artery Plaque #ASA182
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Atherosclerosis, a buildup of plaque, can lead to heart disease, artery disease, and chronic kidney disease and is traditionally treated by inserting and inflating a balloon to expand the artery. During the 182nd ASA Meeting, Rohit Singh, of the University of Kansas, will present a method that combines a low-power laser with ultrasound to remove arterial plaque safely and efficiently.

17-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Going Virtual Hurts Student Career Prospects #ASA182
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

As in-person scientific meetings and gathering have been replaced by virtual meetings during the pandemic, students and young professionals are seeing career fairs and networking events transition into remote experiences that simply lack the same impact as getting together.

Newswise: Listening Can Be Exhausting for Older Cochlear Implant Users #ASA182
17-May-2022 7:05 AM EDT
Listening Can Be Exhausting for Older Cochlear Implant Users #ASA182
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

In her presentation, "Aging effects on listening effort in cochlear-implant users," Kristina DeRoy Milvae will discuss the results of two experiments that examined impacts on listening effort. The session will take place May 24 at 12:50 p.m. Eastern U.S. at the 182nd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.

Newswise: Sidekick Microbubbles Carry Anti-Cancer Drugs, Damage Tumor Vessels #ASA182
17-May-2022 8:50 AM EDT
Sidekick Microbubbles Carry Anti-Cancer Drugs, Damage Tumor Vessels #ASA182
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Naomi Matsuura, of the University of Toronto, and her team are adapting microbubbles to become more potent tools for cancer therapy. By shrinking the bubbles and directly loading them with anti-cancer drugs, the bubbles can lower the dose of free drug that is injected and diffuses into nontumor tissue in the body. This results in more targeted treatment and fewer side effects for the patient. Matsuura will discuss her team's results in her presentation, "Ultrasound-stimulated, drug-loaded bubbles for cancer therapy," as part of the 182nd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. The session will take place May 24 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern U.S.

Released: 24-May-2022 9:30 AM EDT
Meeting Preview: Hot Topics at NUTRITION 2022 LIVE ONLINE
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Join top nutrition researchers and practitioners for a dynamic virtual program at NUTRITION 2022 LIVE ONLINE. The flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition features research announcements, expert discussions and more.

22-May-2022 7:05 PM EDT
New Research Finds Computer Assisted Colonoscopy Identify More Precancerous Polyps Compared to Traditional Colonoscopy
NYU Langone Health

Colonoscopies performed with artificial intelligence saw an increase in the overall rate of detection of adenoma, or cancerous and precancerous polyps, according to new data presented at the 2022 Digestive Disease Week Annual Meeting.

Released: 23-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Low glycemic index diet helps heart patients lose weight
European Society of Cardiology

Eating low glycaemic index foods promotes a healthier body shape in patients with coronary artery disease, according to a study presented at ACNAP-EuroHeartCare Congress 2022, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1

Newswise: Tipsheet: Cedars-Sinai Experts Share Research, Healthcare Innovations at Digestive Disease Week 2022
Released: 18-May-2022 4:30 PM EDT
Tipsheet: Cedars-Sinai Experts Share Research, Healthcare Innovations at Digestive Disease Week 2022
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai physicians and scientists will share their latest advancements and research at Digestive Disease Week, known as DDW, an international scientific and clinical meeting featuring the work of physicians and researchers in gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy, and gastrointestinal surgery. DDW will take place May 21-24 in San Diego, California, and is available for virtual attendance.

Newswise: Just Two Weeks Away from ACSM Annual Meeting!
Released: 18-May-2022 3:25 PM EDT
Just Two Weeks Away from ACSM Annual Meeting!
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The 2022 ACSM Annual Meeting will be held May 31 – June 4 at the San Diego, CA Convention Center alongside the beautiful San Diego Bay. Join us!

Newswise: In STOP-COVID19 Trial, Brensocatib Did Not Improve Condition of Patients with Severe COVID-19
9-May-2022 4:00 PM EDT
In STOP-COVID19 Trial, Brensocatib Did Not Improve Condition of Patients with Severe COVID-19
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Brensocatib did not improve the clinical status of patients hospitalized with severe SARS-CoV-2 infection in the double-blind randomized, placebo-controlled STOP-COVID19 multicenter clinical trial, according to research published at the ATS 2022 international conference.

Newswise: Imatinib Shows Improved Outcomes for Patients with Severe COVID-19 in the CounterCOVID Clinical Trial
9-May-2022 4:00 PM EDT
Imatinib Shows Improved Outcomes for Patients with Severe COVID-19 in the CounterCOVID Clinical Trial
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Patients with severe COVID-19 who were given imatinib had lower mortality rates at 90-day follow-up, according to research published at the ATS 2022 international conference.

9-May-2022 4:00 PM EDT
Substudy of ADVOCATE Trial for ANCA-Associated Vasculitis Finds Avacopan Reduces Need for Glucocorticoids, Respiratory and ENT Involvement
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Avacopan was better than prednisone in reducing respiratory as well as ear, nose and throat (ENT) involvement and enabled reduced glucocorticoid use in ANCA-associated vasculitis patients participating in the phase 3 ADVOCATE trial. Study results were published at the ATS 2022 international conference. The study was a subgroup analysis of results from the larger trial, which led to FDA approval of avacopan.

Newswise: Nearly Half of Patients at High Risk for Lung Cancer Delayed Screening Follow-Up
9-May-2022 4:00 PM EDT
Nearly Half of Patients at High Risk for Lung Cancer Delayed Screening Follow-Up
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The first study to look at follow-up for patients deemed at high risk for lung cancer after CT screening found that 47 percent delayed follow-up care, according to research published at the ATS 2022 international conference.

9-May-2022 4:00 PM EDT
Many Historically “Redlined” California Communities Have Higher COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

One of the legacies of “redlining” may be higher incidence and mortality rates of COVID-19 affecting the largely minority and poor residents of these neighborhoods, according to research published at the ATS 2022 international conference. ” Redlining is a Great Depression-era federal policy in which neighborhoods with large ethnic/racial minority groups were denied federal resources.

4-May-2022 8:30 PM EDT
Early Results of an International Trial Indicate that Robotic-Assisted Lobectomy is a Cost-Effective Intervention Associated with Better Patient-Reported Health-Related Quality of Life
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

In comparison to data about video-assisted (VATS) lobectomy, retrospective data about robotic-assisted (RTS) lobectomies show such benefits as decreased postoperative pain, lower mortality, shorter chest tube duration, shorter hospital stays, and reduced incidences of postoperative pulmonary complications.

Newswise: NAVIGATOR Data Show Half of Patients with Severe, Uncontrolled Asthma Improved with Tezepelumab Therapy
9-May-2022 4:00 PM EDT
NAVIGATOR Data Show Half of Patients with Severe, Uncontrolled Asthma Improved with Tezepelumab Therapy
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A greater proportion of patients with severe, uncontrolled asthma had more significant clinical responses to tezepelumab than placebo, according to research published at the ATS 2022 international conference. The study showed that nearly half of those enrolled achieved complete response to treatment across measures of exacerbation reduction, asthma control, lung function, and clinician assessment.

4-May-2022 4:35 PM EDT
Study Reports on the Incidence of Permanent Pacemaker Implantation Associated with Tricuspid Repair in the Setting of Mitral Valve Surgery for Patients with Moderate or Less-than-Moderate Tricuspid Regurgitation
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

In a recent CTSN trial, the addition of tricuspid annuloplasty (TA) at the time of mitral valve surgery (MVS) in patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR) and moderate or less tricuspid regurgitation (TR) reduced the composite rate of death, reoperation for TR, or TR progression at two years.

4-May-2022 4:20 PM EDT
Study Finds That Using Cold Static Preservation at 10°C is an Effective, Reliable Strategy to Improve the Logistics of Lung Transplants
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

A study presented today at the AATS 102nd Annual Meeting reports that intentionally prolonging the cold static preservation (CSP) of a donor lung at 10°C (12-24h) is clinically safe and feasible.

Released: 16-May-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Research Explores Quality and Access to Patient Care
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation announced research results from four studies examining access to care and outcomes for patients living with pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease.

4-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
A Multicenter Randomized Trial Compares the Neurocognitve Outcomes Following Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

Deep hypothermia has long been the standard for hypothermic circulatory arrest (HCA) during aortic arch surgery.

4-May-2022 4:30 PM EDT
The Ascyrus Medical Dissection Stent is a Safe, Reproducible Addition to Surgical Therapy for Acute DeBakey Type I Aortic Dissection
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

The dissected aorta repair through stent implantation trial (DARTS) evaluated clinical and radiographic outcomes of the Ascyrus Medical Dissection Stent (AMDS) in a prospective, non-randomized, international study of patients with acute DeBakey type I aortic dissection (ATAD I).

4-May-2022 4:25 PM EDT
Study Finds that Concurrent Tricuspid Valve Surgery and Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation do not Appear to Lower the Incidence of Right Heart Failure
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

Right heart failure (RHF) continues to be a major source of morbidity and mortality following left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation.

Newswise: Many Black Men with “Normal” Lung Function May Actually Have Emphysema
9-May-2022 4:00 PM EDT
Many Black Men with “Normal” Lung Function May Actually Have Emphysema
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A significant percentage of Black men found to have normal lung function after race-based adjustments to spirometry were actually found to have emphysema on their computed tomography (CT) scans, according to research published at the ATS 2022 international conference.

Newswise: Potentially Dangerous Synthetic Cooling Agents Are Used at High Levels in E-Cigarettes and Refillable Vaping Liquids
9-May-2022 4:00 PM EDT
Potentially Dangerous Synthetic Cooling Agents Are Used at High Levels in E-Cigarettes and Refillable Vaping Liquids
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

E-cigarette makers are adding potentially dangerous levels of the synthetic cooling agents WS-3 and WS-23 to disposable e-cigarettes and e-cigarette refills sold in the U.S., according to research published at the ATS 2022 international conference.

11-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Immunotherapy After Bladder Cancer Surgery Shows Excellent Cancer-free Survival Rates
Mount Sinai Health System

Immunotherapy after surgery helped reduce cancer recurrence in patients with urothelial cancer of the bladder or other sites in the urinary tract that had invaded the muscle and therefore posed a high risk for recurrence, according to clinical trial results presented at the American Urological Association (AUA) annual meeting in May.

Released: 13-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Late-Breaking Science Announced for TVT 2022
Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) announced that TVT: The Structural Heart Summit will feature 12 studies as Late-Breaking Clinical Science and Featured Clinical Research. An annual meeting covering cutting-edge research and techniques for structural heart interventions, TVT will take place June 8-10, 2022, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk in Chicago, Illinois.

Released: 13-May-2022 3:55 PM EDT
Antibiotic use associated with inflammatory bowel disease in older adults
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

The more antibiotics prescribed to patients 60 and older, the more likely they were to develop inflammatory bowel disease, suggesting antibiotic use could explain some of the growth in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in older people, according to a review of 2.3 million patient records in a study selected for presentation at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2022.

Released: 13-May-2022 3:25 PM EDT
Hispanic people with chest pain wait in ER on average 28 minutes longer than other people
American Heart Association (AHA)

Hispanic people who went to the emergency room (ER) reporting chest pain waited longer than non-Hispanic people to be treated, admitted to the hospital or discharged from the ER, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2022.

Released: 9-May-2022 1:30 PM EDT
Public Health Conference: 2022 Theme: Response to COVID-19 and Impact of the Pandemic
Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Public Health conference hosted by Temple University Rome and Temple College of Public Health.

Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Experts to Present New Research and Discuss Advances in Care for Older Adults
Released: 5-May-2022 11:50 AM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Experts to Present New Research and Discuss Advances in Care for Older Adults
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai geriatrics experts will present their latest advances in research and care in person at the annual scientific meeting of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) in Orlando May 12-14, sharing innovations to improve both the quality of patient care and quality of life for older adults.

Released: 3-May-2022 1:50 PM EDT
New WHO report: Europe can reverse its obesity “epidemic”
European Association for the Study of Obesity

The new WHO European Regional Obesity Report 2022, published on 3 May by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, reveals that overweight and obesity rates have reached epidemic proportions across the Region and are still escalating, with none of the 53 Member States of the Region currently on track to meet the WHO Global Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) target of halting the rise of obesity by 2025.

Released: 3-May-2022 9:30 AM EDT
Featured Speakers Announced for NUTRITION 2022 LIVE ONLINE
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Get the latest insights from leading nutrition scientists and practitioners at NUTRITION 2022 LIVE ONLINE, the flagship online meeting of the American Society for Nutrition. Explore the meeting program for scientific sessions, special events and featured speakers.

Newswise: Lessons from the Tuskegee Experiment, 50 Years After Unethical Study Uncovered
28-Apr-2022 8:00 AM EDT
Lessons from the Tuskegee Experiment, 50 Years After Unethical Study Uncovered
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

This year marks 50 years since it came to light that the nation’s leading public health agency, the Public Health Service, conceived an unethical “research study” - the Tuskegee Experiment – that lasted for 40 years. The participants? Black men in a rural community in the South who existed in a state of quasi-slavery, making them extremely vulnerable and the agency’s treatment of them that much more sickening.

Released: 2-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Mayo researchers use AI to detect weak heart pump via patients' Apple Watch ECGs
Mayo Clinic

Single-lead ECG tracings from an Apple Watch interpreted by an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm developed at Mayo Clinic effectively identified patients with a weak heart pump.

Newswise: Roswell Park Nursing Teams Present Findings at 2022 Oncology Nursing Society Annual Meeting
Released: 29-Apr-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Roswell Park Nursing Teams Present Findings at 2022 Oncology Nursing Society Annual Meeting
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Several nursing teams from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center were invited to share their research at the 47th Annual Congress of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), which is underway in Anaheim, California, and continues through May 1, 2022.

Newswise: 'Eye-Catching' Smartphone App Could Make It Easy to Screen for Neurological Disease at Home
Released: 29-Apr-2022 1:45 PM EDT
'Eye-Catching' Smartphone App Could Make It Easy to Screen for Neurological Disease at Home
University of California San Diego

UC San Diego researchers developed a smartphone app that could allow people to screen for Alzheimer's disease, ADHD and other neurological diseases and disorders—by recording closeups of their eye. The app uses a smartphone's built-in near-infrared camera and selfie camera to track how a person's pupil changes in size. These pupil measurements could be used to assess a person's cognitive condition.

Released: 26-Apr-2022 2:30 PM EDT
Six in ten people with COVID-19 still have a least one symptom a year later, long Covid study reveals
European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Six in ten people with COVID-19 still have at least one symptom a year later, a new study being presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Lisbon, Portugal (23-26 April) has found.

Newswise: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Nurses to Share Knowledge and Best Practices during 47th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Released: 26-Apr-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Nurses to Share Knowledge and Best Practices during 47th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Oncology Nurses from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey together with RWJBarnabas Health will be presenting at the Oncology Nursing Society’s (ONS) 47th Annual Congress being held April 27 to May 1 in Anaheim, California.

Newswise: ISPOR 2022 Offering Real-World Evidence Subprogram
Released: 25-Apr-2022 4:05 AM EDT
ISPOR 2022 Offering Real-World Evidence Subprogram
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research announced that its annual international conference, ISPOR 2022, is offering a Real-World Evidence Subprogram May 15-18.

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Released: 23-Apr-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Roswell Park Specialists to Highlight Latest Advances in Blood Cancer Treatment and Cellular Therapy
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

oswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center specialists will share the latest advances and developments in the treatment of blood-related cancers at the 2022 Tandem Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Meetings of American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT) and Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) in Salt Lake City, Utah, from April 23 to 26.


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