A Timeline of COVID-19 Developments in 2020

January 1st 2021, 10:00pm


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) dominated 2020. This is a look back at how the pandemic evolved and progressed through the year, which closed with the arrival of vaccines, but also continued challenges.

Dr Milena Murray: Maintaining HIV Viral Load Suppression Can Save Health Care Dollars

December 31st 2020, 1:00pm


Several economic benefits stem from engaging in care soon after HIV transmission and maintaining viral load suppression, noted Milena Murray, PharmD, MSc, BCIDP, AAHIVP, associate professor, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy.

MacroGenics’ Margenza Approved for Metastatic Breast Cancer

December 23rd 2020, 12:00pm


The FDA has approved Margenza (margetuximab-cmkb) plus chemotherapy as a treatment option for adults with HER2-postive advanced breast cancer.

Telemedicine for Cancer Care: Implementation Across a Multicenter Community Oncology Practice

December 18th 2020, 3:00pm


Texas Oncology physicians discuss utilization of telemedicine, evaluating trends, barriers, and opportunities in care delivery during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

Older Adults Are Often Excluded From RCTs of Systemic Treatments for Atopic Dermatitis

December 17th 2020, 2:00pm


Older adults are often at greater risk for adverse events from treatments, but they can also be excluded from randomized controlled trials (RCTs), making it difficult to know if findings are generalizable to this population.

Physicians’ Risk Assessment in Patients With PAH Often Varies From Objective Measures

December 17th 2020, 11:00am


In roughly half of cases assessed, physicians underestimated a patients’ risk, according to multiparametric objective risk-assessment tools.

Guideline-Informed Care Among Medicaid-Enrolled Children With Food Allergy

December 11th 2020, 2:00pm


This article describes food allergy–related service utilization and identifies factors associated with guideline-informed care among Medicaid-enrolled US children with food allergy.

Joanna Thompson on Engaging With PCPs for a Successful Lung Cancer Screening Program

December 10th 2020, 6:00pm


Highlands Oncology Group has found the most success getting the word out about its lung cancer screening program by directly engaging with primary care physicians (PCPs), said Joanna Thompson of Highlands Oncology Group.

Obesity May Fuel 40% Gap in Black, White Breast Cancer Mortality

December 7th 2020, 10:00am


Overall survival from early breast cancer has steadily been increasing; however, simultaneous increases in obesity and obesity-related comorbidities may have contributed to the survival disparity seen between these patient groups.

Secukinumab Has a Greater Persistence Rate Than Ustekinumab in Psoriatic Arthritis

December 5th 2020, 5:15pm


In the real world, the persistence rate with secukinumab to treat psoriatic arthritis was higher than with ustekinumab.