High dose thoracic radiotherapy (RT) does not impact lung volume significantly. However, membrane and capillary alteration decreased lung diffusion with full recovery observed in 6 months, according to findings from the French CONORT* study.
A subanalysis of Asian women in the global phase III PALOMA-3* trail showed that a palbociclib/fulvestrant combination overcame endocrine resistance in this population of breast cancer patients as effectively as in the whole study cohort and could be a reasonable therapeutic option, the researchers said.
Immunotherapy with pembrolizumab, an anti-PD-L1 antibody, improved survival in pre-treated advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who were PD-L1 positive compared to docetaxel, according to results from the phase II/III KEYNOTE-010* trial presented at the inaugural European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Asia 2015 Congress held recently in Singapore.
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Taking long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (LC-OM3) supplements, mainly EPA* and DHA** omega-3s, was associated with a modest but significant reduction in cardiac death risk, according to a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs).
Copper intrauterine device exhibited superior efficacy to injectable progestin contraception in women attending termination of pregnancy services in South Africa, according to a pragmatic, open-label, parallel arm, randomised controlled trial.