Academia

Reducing Disparities, Using AI, Improving Clinical Trials on Tap for PCOC 2021

September 17th 2021, 4:07pm

Article

At the 10th anniversary meeting of Patient-Centered Oncology Care®, sessions will cover reducing disparities in cancer care, bringing clinical trials closer to the community, and expanding the scope of what the term "precision medicine" means in cancer care.

Could Psychedelics Ease Mental Health Toll From COVID-19, Other Crises?

September 15th 2021, 4:40pm

Article

The fallout from COVID-19 has spotlighted the limitations of US mental health care, prompting the question if alternative treatments—like psychedelics—could help address current and impending crises.

Poorly Differentiated Tumor Size Linked to Worse Prognosis in HCC, Study Finds

September 11th 2021, 3:15pm

Article

Investigators examined medical records spanning 3 decades to look at the effect of poorly differentiated tumor size on outcomes in survival in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

The Green Environment, Air Pollution, and Respiratory Health

September 9th 2021, 1:05pm

Article

Increasing air pollution and climate change have an impact on respiratory health and mortality, explained speakers in 2 sessions on the environment and respiratory diseases at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2021.

Considering Sex and Gender Differences in Respiratory Health

September 7th 2021, 7:00pm

Article

Health care and research need to do a better job of taking into account sex and gender differences that can affect disease, healthy behaviors, and care delivery, according to speakers at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2021.

Examining the Current Lack of Trust in Health Care

September 7th 2021, 4:10pm

Podcast

On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with one of the authors of a recent book looking at the erosion of trust in health care, the factors that influence trust, and what can be done to restore trust.

SGLT2 Inhibitors Added to ESC Guidelines for Treatment of Chronic HFrEF

August 27th 2021, 7:00am

Article

The 5-year update could help solidify the role of sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors in treating heart failure, years after the first evidence of their effectiveness emerged.

Developing a PROM to Measure Severity of Chronic Cough

August 21st 2021, 9:00pm

Article

Researchers conducted a literature survey about chronic cough symptoms to create a patient-reported outcome measurement (PROM) tool in order to measure cough severity.

Disparities Persist in the Long Term for 5-Year AYA Survivors of Hodgkin Lymphoma

August 4th 2021, 9:30pm

Article

Treatment-related modifications have resulted in improved long-term outcomes for all adolescent and young adult (AYA) survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma, but new research highlights that racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic status disparities persist in the long term.

Dr Ron Eccles Outlines the Challenges of the Placebo Effect for Cough Medicines

July 24th 2021, 3:00pm

Video

Patients may find a placebo effect beneficial, but it causes issues in a clinical trial and makes it difficult to understand the efficacy of a pharmacological agent, said Ron Eccles, BSc, PhD, DSc, emeritus professor at Cardiff University.