PET scan after induction chemotherapy can improve outcomes in patients with oesophageal cancer by enabling prompt switching of therapy in nonresponders, initial results of the phase II CALGB 80803 study have shown.
A prospective study conducted on 1,011 patients with stage III colon cancer reported that intake of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and dark meat fish is associated with longer disease-free survival (DFS), especially in patients exhibiting moderate to high cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression in tumours.
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Beta-blockers could reduce mortality risk in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and moderate or moderately-severe renal dysfunction without causing harm, according to the BB-META-HF* trial presented at ESC 2019.
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), in an update of its 2013 recommendations, called on clinicians to offer risk-reducing medications to women who are at increased risk for breast cancer but at low risk for adverse effects.
The use of SGLT-2* inhibitors was not associated with a higher risk of severe or nonsevere urinary tract infections (UTIs) in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) compared with DPP**-4 inhibitors or GLP-1*** receptor agonists, a population-based cohort study shows.