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Combo Immunotherapy Ups Survival in Advanced Liver Cancer

January 24, 2022. 4:35 PM CST.

Overall survival, but not progression-free survival, improved with tremelimumab plus durvalumab versus sorafenib for unresectable HCC

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OTHER CONFERENCE NEWS

ACR: COVID-19 Vaccine Not Tied to Severe Rheumatic Disease Flares

November 10, 2021

Seropositivity lags after vaccination in those with rheumatic diseases but improves after second dose


AHA: E-Cigarette Use Linked to Risk for Stroke at a Younger Age

November 09, 2021

Prevalence of e-cigarette use higher than traditional smoking for women, Mexican Americans, other Hispanics


ACR: Cycling JAK Inhibitors Feasible for Difficult-to-Treat RA

November 09, 2021

One-year outcomes similar for cycling JAK inhibitors versus switching to a biologic drug


AHA: Outcomes of In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Compared by Setting

November 08, 2021

Survival to discharge rates for patients in the cardiac cath lab higher than for patients in the ICU, but lower than for patients in the OR


ACAAI: Youth With Asthma Not Prepared for Transition to Adult Care

November 08, 2021

Half of young adults surveyed did not remember being introduced to concepts of transitioning care by their pediatric provider


AHA: Early Epinephrine Administration in OHCA Beneficial

November 08, 2021

Lower odds of return to spontaneous circulation, survival to hospital discharge per minute later epinephrine administration


ACAAI: Sensitization to Allergens Not Up for Children With Asthma

November 08, 2021

From 1999 to 2014, there was no increase seen in prevalence of sensitization to any pollen or allergen


Most Women Face 6 to 22 Percent Risk of Breast Cancer Metastases

November 08, 2021

Risk varies by age at diagnosis, decade of diagnosis, and type of breast cancer


ACS: Patients Can Be Evaluated for Stroke and Trauma With STRAUMA Alert

November 03, 2021

While the approach adds a few minutes for time to CT, there was no impact on start of treatment


ACS: Bicycle-Related Injuries, Gunshot Wounds Up During Pandemic

November 02, 2021

Trauma activity followed similar patterns in centers in different regions of the United States


ASTRO: Prior Authorization Process Costly to Radiation Oncology Clinics

November 01, 2021

Time, cost burdens of treatment-related prior authorizations high for academic radiation oncology practices in the United States


ASTRO: EBRT Underused in Liver Cancer Patients Awaiting Transplant

October 29, 2021

Only 3.6 percent of patients received external-beam radiation therapy alone or in combination with other liver-directed bridging therapies


ASTRO: Long-Term AEs Similar for Shorter-Course RT After Prostatectomy

October 29, 2021

No difference seen in change scores for patient-reported GU, GI toxicity at 24 months with hypofractionated, conventionally fractionated RT


ACS: Surgery May Follow Initial Antibiotic Therapy for Appendicitis

October 28, 2021

At one and two years, 40 and 46 percent of patients initially receiving antibiotics underwent subsequent appendectomy


ACS: Length of Stay for Surgical Patients Dropped From 2014 to 2019

October 26, 2021

Rate of postdischarge complications for surgical patients increased from 44.6 to 56.5 percent during the same time period