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Cisplatin plus Irinotecan or Etoposide for Neuroendocrine Cancers of the GI Tract£
Survival outcomes were similar with the two regimens.
A New Destination for Myeloma CAR T-Cell Therapy
Targeting GPRC5D provided a high response rate in patients with relapsed or refractory myeloma, including those with relapses after anti-BCMA-directed immunotherapies.
Does COVID-19 Confer Risk for Venous Thromboembolism in Ambulatory Patients£
A U.K. study suggests that it does, particularly in unvaccinated patients.
End of Life (The Electronic Version)
A checklist in the electronic health record helped organize “goals of care” discussions.
Nonimmune Hemolysis in Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Patients with MDS and nonimmune hemolysis were more likely to have EZH2 and U2AF1 mutations.
Immunotherapy Regimen for EGFR-Mutated Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer
A four-drug regimen — sintilimab, IBI305, pemetrexed, and cisplatin — improved survival, with no new safety signals.
FOLFOXIRI/Panitumumab No Better Than FOLFOX/Panitumumab for Colorectal Cancer
The triplet regimen did not improve response rate or survival and was more toxic.
Adjuvant Immunotherapy for Locally Advanced Kidney Cancer: The Saga Continues
Adjuvant atezolizumab was not associated with a disease-free survival benefit compared with placebo in the IMmotion010 trial.
More Information on Disease Associations with Sickle Cell Trait
Among Black people in the U.K., sickle cell trait was associated with diabetes, hypertension, chronic renal disease, and retinal disorders.
Disparities in Clinical Trial Enrollment for Hematologic Malignancies
Some racial and ethnic populations were under-represented in pivotal trials leading to FDA drug approvals.
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