Radiation/cisplatin combination established as standard of care for HPV+ oral cancer

Combinations of radiation and chemotherapy drugs have been shown to cure HPV-related head and neck cancer with a high success rate. A new phase III trial has now determined that cisplatin chemotherapy, combined with radiation therapy, produces the best results and should be considered the standard of care. Findings will be presented today at the 60th Annual Meeting of the […]

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Major response to immunotherapy in early-stage mismatch repair deficient colon cancer

Pre-operative treatment with a combination of the immune checkpoint inhibitors nivolumab and ipilimumab achieves major pathological responses in 100 percent of early-stage colon cancers with mismatch repair deficiencies, according to results reported at ESMO 2018 from the first exploratory phase II trial to investigate this approach. Restoring patients’ immune response against cancer cells with checkpoint inhibitors is an established treatment […]

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New drug slashes death rates among drug-resistant TB patients: scientists

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new treatment for a deadly drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis can cure more than 90 percent of sufferers, according to a landmark clinical trial whose results were revealed exclusively to AFP. Doctors in Belarus—a country with one of the world’s highest rates of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis—treated 181 patients with the new drug, bedaquiline, in combination with other […]

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Journalism study evaluates emotions on the job

A QUT journalism academic says the current freelancer-heavy market for media professionals could be preventing photographers and video journalists who report on traumatic news events from accessing the support they need. The results of TJ Thomson’s peer-reviewed study Mapping the emotional labor and work of visual journalism has been published in Journalism. “People understand exposure to media content impacts audiences […]

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The Smell Test: Gabrielle Chanel

The Score: 4.2 The Verdict: Chanel’s first new fragrance pillar in 15 years, meant as a Millennial answer to No. 5, failed to fully impress our panel of exacting judges. While the scent was immediately recognized for its luxurious blend of ingredients—or, as one judge put it, for smelling “like money” and a few found it “elegant” and “delicate”—the general […]

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The Mom's Guide to Madrid

One of my favorite European cities for food, fashion and fun is Madrid. While living in Morocco, I’d plan overnight layovers in Spain’s capital when flying to and from the U.S. Last summer, I stayed longer, and with the help of Devour Madrid and my Spanish friend Moni discovered even more family vacation options. Where to eat Pin Image: Courtesy […]

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