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ASCO: Pembrolizumab Is Good Second-Line Tx in Urothelial CA

February 21, 2017. 1:00 PM EST. Findings for patients with advanced urothelial CA that recurred or progressed after platinum-based chemo Read article

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Cancer Patients Benefit From Exercise During, After Treatment

November 15, 2016 Studies show better physical function, quality of life for those who did strength training, aerobic activity

ISDA: Vaccine Might Help Prevent HSV-2 Transmission

November 03, 2016 Three-dose regimen seems as effective as daily pills, but more research needed

IDSA: New Treatment Offers Promise for Complicated UTIs

November 01, 2016 Meropenem-vaborbactam effective against carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae

IDSA: Cranberry Capsules Don’t Appear to Help Prevent UTIs

October 28, 2016 In female nursing home residents, no significant effect on bacteriuria plus pyuria over one year

ASA: Study Describes Non-Operating Room Anesthesia Care

October 24, 2016 NORA cases less likely in small community hospitals, more common outside normal working hours

ASTRO: No Survival Benefit for Adding EBT to Brachytherapy

September 28, 2016 Addition of external beam therapy doesn't improve five-year progression-free survival in prostate cancer

Some Cancer Center Staff Uncertain of Services Offered

September 20, 2016 'Mystery shopper' study shows one in 10 facilities provided misinformation on palliative care services

iPad Works As Well As Sedative to Calm Children Preoperatively

August 30, 2016 Researchers found that children given iPads were easier to anesthetize than those given midazolam

Early Initiation of ART Cuts HIV-1 Infection in Partners

July 18, 2016 Risk of genetically-linked partner infection 93 percent lower with early antiretroviral therapy

Health Care Workers’ Gloves Strong Source of Contamination

June 27, 2016 Clear evidence that gloves of health care workers contaminate hospital surfaces with bacteria

UTI Prevention Strategies Lacking in Nursing Homes

June 10, 2016 UTIs more often linked to causes other than catheter use; many facilities lack preventive measures

ASCO: Immunotherapy Beneficial in Advanced Bladder Cancer

June 06, 2016 About a quarter of older patients deemed too frail for chemo responded to atezolizumab

ASCO: Phase I Cancer Drug Trials Benefit From Precision Medicine

May 20, 2016 Better outcomes for patients whose treatment is selected based on molecular characteristics of tumor

AUA: BRCA Mutations May Play Role in Prostate Cancer

May 10, 2016 Multiple studies suggest they might

AUA: Nasal Spray Linked to Decreased Nocturia, Better QoL

May 09, 2016 In second study, exercise also found to improve nocturia