Second-line treatment with pembrolizumab is shown to significantly improve overall survival (OS) vs chemotherapy in patients with advanced or metastatic oesophageal cancer in the phase III KEYNOTE-181 study.
Combination immunotherapy with the PD-L1 inhibitor durvalumab and the CTLA-4 inhibitor tremelimumab has been shown to improve overall survival (OS) in patients with advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) who failed all standard therapies.
Diabetes is a key risk factor for heart failure (HF), which is the leading cause of hospitalization in patients with or without diabetes. SGLT-2* inhibitors (SGLT-2is) have been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization for HF (HHF) regardless of the presence or absence of diabetes.
The substitution of isoleucine to leucine at amino acid 97 (I97L) in the core region of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) seems to reduce its potency, decreasing the efficiency of both infection and the synthesis of the virus’ covalently closed circular (ccc) DNA, reports a new study presented at The Liver Meeting Digital Experience by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD 2020).