Population-based lung cancer screening with multislice CT substantially reduces mortality from the disease among high-risk former and current smokers, with larger risk reductions in women vs men, the NELSON study has shown.
Female patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have markedly better survival than male NSCLC patients, according to the SWOG S0424 study presented at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer’s 19th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC 2018).
The use of durvalumab after concurrent chemoradiation (cCRT) therapy reduces the risk of all-cause mortality by 32 percent in patients with unresectable stage III non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the PACIFIC trial has shown.
Obesity does not appear to be strongly correlated with an increased risk for febrile neutropaenia during levofloxacin prophylaxis in patients with haematological malignancies receiving intermediate-risk myelosuppressive chemotherapy, suggests a study.
Initiation or switch to the single-tablet regimen of bictegravir/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) led to low HIV-1 RNA viral load in people living with HIV (PLHIV), according to the BICSTaR study presented at HIV Glasgow 2020.
Use of corticosteroids appears to be an effective treatment for paediatric drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), suggest the results of a recent study. In severe cases, corticosteroids used in conjunction with intravenous immunoglobulin result in fast clinical improvement.