PARP Inhibitors Have Made Significant Progress in BRCA1/2 Metastatic Breast Cancer, but Limitations Remain

April 22nd 2021, 7:56pm


Metastatic breast cancer has a poor prognosis, but emerging targeted therapies are providing some progress in the treatment of the disease, explained Filipa Lynce, MD, medical oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School.

Examining SDOH in a Commercially Insured Health Care Workforce

April 22nd 2021, 7:04pm


At a session at the National Association of Managed Care Physicians Virtual Spring Managed Care Forum, an Aetna executive discussed how one employer used the payer's data to see how its workforce was affected by social determinants of health (SDOH).

Tech, mRNA Among Key Trends in Health Care as the Pandemic Eases

April 22nd 2021, 1:15pm


Microsoft's acquisition of Nuance reflects health care trends of an economy emerging from COVID-19, according to a speaker at the National Association of Managed Care Physicians Virtual Spring Managed Care Forum.

10 Key Steps to Ensure a Smooth Affiliation Among Providers, Health Systems, Hospitals

April 21st 2021, 9:42pm


How well, and how in-depth, all parties execute each step can determine how long it will take to reach a finalized agreement, what the relationship will be like after the transaction, and whether the parties will be in legal compliance, speakers noted.

CMMI Remains Dedicated to Value-Based Care Despite Pause to Some Models, Fowler Says

April 20th 2021, 7:11pm


During her opening plenary at the NAACOS Spring 2021 Conference, Liz Fowler, PhD, JD, deputy administrator and director of the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, highlighted how the center is taking a pause to reassess its models and what is coming next.

New Study Highlights Importance of Cardiac Health in Persons Living With HIV

April 20th 2021, 2:00pm


With persons living with HIV increasingly succumbing to age-related diseases, a group of investigators looked into the greater risk of coronary artery disease among these individuals.

Stable Severe Obesity Shown to Increase Severity, Risk of Long-term Heart Failure

April 20th 2021, 1:30pm


Overweight and obese adults, whose body mass index trended upward in a recent UK study, had higher risk of heart failure, all-cause mortality, and cardiovascular disease–related mortality.

A Timeline of COVID-19 Vaccine Developments in 2021

April 19th 2021, 3:45pm


If 2020 was dominated by the news of how COVID-19 spread across the globe, then 2021 has so far been focused on ending the pandemic through vaccine distribution.

DMT Alone Not a Good Predictor of COVID-19 Among Patients With MS

April 19th 2021, 3:30pm


Compared with disease-modifying therapy (DMT), age, insurance status, and Hispanic ethnicity were shown to more accurately predict likelihood of COVID-19 and hospitalization from it among individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Dr Rajiv Nijhawan Previews Talk on Skin Cancer Risk Among Organ Transplant Recipients

April 19th 2021, 1:00pm


Rajiv Nijhawan, MD, is associate professor of dermatology and Mohs surgeon at UT Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center and director of the UTSW High Risk Skin Cancer Transplant Clinic, both in Dallas, Texas.