High-dose esomeprazole in combination with aspirin can moderately reduce the risk of developing high-grade dysplasia or oesophageal cancer or delay death from any cause in patients with Barrett’s oesophagus (BE).
The selective PI3K inhibitor taselisib in combination with fulvestrant has demonstrated efficacy in patients with oestrogen receptor (ER)-positive, HER2-negative, PIK3CA-mutated advanced or metastatic breast cancer.
The EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) dacomitinib showed superior overall survival (OS) vs gefitinib in patients with treatment-naïve EGFR-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in the final analysis of the ARCHER 1050 study.
Adjuvant treatment with a modified FOLFIRINOX (mFOLFIRINOX) regimen extends overall survival (OS) by nearly 20 months compared with standard chemotherapy in patients with nonmetastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), results of a phase III trial have shown.
Most patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) can have improved overall survival (OS) with first-line pembrolizumab without chemotherapy even if their PD-L1 expression levels are low, results of the phase III KEYNOTE-042 trial have shown.
Dr. Hsu Li Yang, Dr. Tan Thuan Tong, Dr. Andrea Kwa,
08 Jan 2021
Antimicrobial resistance has become increasingly dire as the rapid emergence of drug resistance, especially gram-negative pathogens, has outpaced the development of new antibiotics. At a recent virtual symposium, Dr Hsu Li Yang, Vice Dean (Global Health) and Programme Leader (Infectious Diseases), NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, presented epidemiological data on multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative bacteria (GNB) in Asia, while Dr Tan Thuan Tong, Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Infectious Diseases, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), focused on the role of ceftazidime-avibactam in MDR GNB infections. Dr Andrea Kwa, Assistant Director of Research, Department of Pharmacy, SGH, joined the panel in an interactive fireside chat, to discuss challenges, practical considerations, and solutions in MDR gram-negative infections. This Pfizer-sponsored symposium was chaired by Dr Ng Shin Yi, Head and Senior Consultant of Surgical Intensive Care, SGH.