The FDA granted accelerated approval to tisotumab vedotin-tftv (Tivdak), a first-in-class drug, for the treatment of patients with recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer, drugmakers Seagen and Genmab announced. Tisotumab vedotin, a tissue factor-directed antibody and microtubule inhibitor conjugate, is indicated for women whose disease progressed on or following chemotherapy. Approval was based on findings from
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The onset of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), led to an intensive and high-speed consolidation and further development of vaccine technology, leading to the rollout of vaccines against the virus throughout the developed world. Study: Comparative Effectiveness of Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Janssen (Johnson &
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Breast cancer cells. Researchers have presented ‘striking’ data showing the power of a targeted drug to slow breast cancer growth. This data is nothing short of phenomenal and will be practice changing. – Dr Sara Hurvitz, study author The breakthrough drug works by delivering high concentrations of chemotherapy directly to cancer cells that have a
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Researchers in the United States have conducted a study showing that the antibody response to vaccination designed to protect against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) wanes substantially over time among patients receiving maintenance dialysis. The team’s study of more than 1,500 individuals found that antibody titers against the COVID-19 causative agent – severe acute respiratory syndrome
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The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, but the official death toll has already surpassed the estimated fatalities from the 1918 influenza outbreak, making it the deadliest health crisis in recent American history.  Influenza Outbreak vs. COVID-19 Pandemic Johns Hopkins University reported on its website Monday that the deaths in the country due to COVID-19
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 has now killed at least 675,000 Americans, a death toll that has surpassed the estimates of the number of Americans who died during the 1918 influenza pandemic, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. Although the raw numbers match,
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1. International Diabetes Federation. IDF Diabetes Atlas, 9th ed. Brussels, Belgium: International Diabetes Federation (IDF); 2019. 2. Janket SJ, Manson JE, Sesso H, Buring JE, Liu S. A prospective study of sugar intake and risk of type 2 diabetes in women. Diabetes Care. 2003;26:1008–15. Article  Google Scholar  3. Barclay AW, Flood VM, Rochtchina E, Mitchell
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San Francisco-based GOOD Meat​​ – which recently announced plans to build a cell-cultured meat facility in Qatar via a partnership with Doha Venture Capital and Qatar Free Zones Authority – will use the funds to increase capacity and accelerate R&D, said the firm, which launched on a small scale in Singapore in December 2020 following regulatory approval
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Even with three highly effective vaccines available in abundance throughout the country, the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 continues to cause a large number of new infections, particularly in states where vaccination rates remain low. What’s more, as schools and businesses reopen and the holiday season approaches, another rise in infections may be on the way.
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Allergic reactions to the new mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines are rare, typically mild and treatable, and they should not deter people from becoming vaccinated, according to research from the Stanford University School of Medicine. The findings will be published online Sept. 17 in JAMA Network Open. We wanted to understand the spectrum of allergies to the
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont State Police has its first director of mental health programs to help coordinate and oversee the delivery of mental health services to people who come into contact with state police, officials said. Mourning Fox, who was deputy commissioner of the Vermont Department of Mental Health for the last four
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Acoustic neuroma, also known as vestibular schwannoma, is a noncancerous and usually slow-growing tumor that develops on the main (vestibular) nerve leading from your inner ear to your brain. Branches of this nerve directly influence your balance and hearing, and pressure from an acoustic neuroma can cause hearing loss, ringing in your ear and unsteadiness.
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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become one of the most concerning diseases globally since its initial outbreak. It is of great importance that monitoring new severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variants is ongoing because mutations could change viral biological properties. Viral genome alterations could alter neutralization efficiency resulting from naturally acquired immunity, and
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Healthycell recently announced that it surpassed its $1.5 million Bridge Round, securing $1.62 million led by Keen Growth Capital with participation from the Balanced Breakfast Fund. The investment will enable Healthycell to accelerate customer acquisition, expand into brick-and-mortar retail, build out its consumer test kit offering, and complete IRB-approved clinical studies. The Verona, New Jersey-based
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