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Article ID: 713458

Patient Groups Untested in Cancer Immunotherapy Trials Found to Also Benefit

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Cancer patients previously excluded and underrepresented in immunotherapy clinical trials, such as African Americans and patients with HIV or viral hepatitis, actually benefit at the same rate as patients tested in the clinical trials, according to a Georgetown-led study to be presented at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Released:
30-May-2019 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 713481

Significant “Knowledge Gap” Exists in Use of Genetic Testing to Decide Cancer Treatment

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

A survey conducted by Georgetown investigators found a significant knowledge and practice gap among community oncologists in the understanding and usage of genetic testing in determining patients' treatment plans and potential clinical trial outcomes.

Released:
30-May-2019 5:00 AM EDT
Newswise: ISPOR 2019 Convened Nearly 4000 Healthcare Stakeholders

Article ID: 713359

ISPOR 2019 Convened Nearly 4000 Healthcare Stakeholders

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, recently concluded its ISPOR 2019 annual conference in New Orleans, LA, USA.

Released:
23-May-2019 7:35 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713354

Patient Access and Biosimilars

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, examined the issue of patient access and biosimilars this afternoon at its ISPOR 2019 annual conference.

Released:
22-May-2019 4:15 PM EDT
Newswise: High-Deductible Insurance Plans May Be Hazardous to the Health of COPD Patients
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    22-May-2019 3:15 PM EDT

Article ID: 712482

High-Deductible Insurance Plans May Be Hazardous to the Health of COPD Patients

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, who are covered by a high-deductible insurance plan are more likely to forgo needed health care because of cost than COPD patients covered by lower-deductible plans

Released:
13-May-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Is Healthcare Affordability Driving a Need to Revolutionize Drug Pricing?

Article ID: 713351

Is Healthcare Affordability Driving a Need to Revolutionize Drug Pricing?

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, held its final plenary of the ISPOR 2019 annual conference with, “Is Healthcare Affordability Driving a Need to Revolutionize Drug Pricing?”

Released:
22-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Redlining Has an Unexpected Link: Asthma
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    22-May-2019 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 712568

Redlining Has an Unexpected Link: Asthma

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Redlining, the discriminatory mortgage-lending practice, may affect how prevalent asthma is in the neighborhood, according to research presented at ATS 2019.

Released:
13-May-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Jaw Movement and Machine Learning May Diagnose Sleep Apnea
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    22-May-2019 2:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 712503

Jaw Movement and Machine Learning May Diagnose Sleep Apnea

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Using machine learning to analyze jaw movements during sleep, doctors may be able to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea in patients with mild to severe OSA with an accuracy comparable to polysomnography, the gold standard for OSA diagnosis,

Released:
13-May-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Airway Microbiome Appears Altered in Severe Asthma Linked to Neutrophils
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    22-May-2019 2:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 712507

Airway Microbiome Appears Altered in Severe Asthma Linked to Neutrophils

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The airway microbiome appears to be altered in patients with severe asthma linked to high levels of white blood cells called neutrophils, according to new research presented at ATS 2019.

Released:
13-May-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Reductions in Fine Particles Over Decade Has Improved Health While Ozone Pollution Remains Little Changed
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    22-May-2019 1:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 712822

Reductions in Fine Particles Over Decade Has Improved Health While Ozone Pollution Remains Little Changed

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Fewer deaths and serious illnesses have occurred in the U.S. over the past decade as a result of cleaner air, according to a new report focusing on the two most potent air pollutants: fine particle (PM2.5) and ground-level ozone (O3). However, these improvements are almost entirely due to reductions in PM2.5 pollution.

Released:
14-May-2019 10:55 AM EDT

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