Focus of the Week

June 05, 2019
During the Center for Strategic & International Studies’ event “HIV/AIDS in the Unites States: The Road to 2030,” Anthony S. Fauci, MD, director of the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Robert Redfield, MD, director, CDC, joined to explain why the country is ready and able to end the epidemic from both a policy and clinical perspective.
June 04, 2019
Though chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy has been largely touted as one of the most important advances in cancer care in recent years, the therapy comes with the risk of severe toxicities as well as increased financial burden due to the high cost of the drugs.
June 03, 2019
The essay appears as 9 states have passed laws that are designed to provoke challenges to Roe v Wade before the Supreme Court of the United States.
May 31, 2019
Creating a healthcare system that prioritizes a well-informed consumer and rewards improvements in quality requires overhauling the current system. Through a series of programs and initiatives, CMS, under Administrator Seema Verma’s leadership, is trying to fix some of the issues that plague the current US health system and make accessing care challenging for patients.
May 30, 2019
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Thursday released its first set of clinical practice guidelines for pediatric cancer, saying the new acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) guidelines are the first of several planned to address various pediatric cancers.
May 29, 2019
The median lag time from first-in-human to first-in-child trials of oncology drugs that were ultimately approved by FDA is 6.5 years.
May 28, 2019
FDA approved alpelisib (Piqray), an oral drug to be used in combination with endocrine therapy fulvestrant for the treatment of men and postmenopausal women with hormone receptor (HR-positive), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative, PIK3CA-mutated, advanced or metastatic breast cancer following disease progression on or after an endocrine-based regimen.
May 27, 2019
The analysis showed the opioid cessation rate at 18 months after surgery was 64% among those who used the pain medication before joint replacement, and 95% among those who did not.
May 24, 2019
By 2060, an estimated 48 million people each year will die with serious health-related suffering, representing an 87% increase from 2016.
May 23, 2019
A new Commonwealth Fund report details the effects of high premium contributions and out-of-pocket spending relative to income for households with employer-based health insurance. 
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