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Researchers unlock clues to improving cancer treatment

A research project led by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with Telethon Kids Institute and 13 health research organizations has identified key differences between cancers that respond to immunotherapy and those that do not. The breakthrough, which has the potential to improve cancer treatment, is published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Immunotherapy […]

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Critical care nurses’ work environments improving

(HealthDay)—Work environments for critical care nurses have improved since 2013, though there are still several areas of concern, according to survey results recently published in Critical Care Nurse. Beth Ulrich, Ed.D., R.N., from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and colleagues analyzed data from the 2018 Critical Care Nurse Work Environment Study. […]

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New research findings could be key to improving outcomes for some brain cancers

Researchers from the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have found that a genetic mutation seen in about half of all brain tumors produces a response that prevents radiation treatment from working. Altering that response using FDA-approved drugs restores tumors’ sensitivity to radiation therapy, extending survival in mice. The paper, representing more than five years […]

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Improving medical device tracking a slow, imperfect process

For nearly two decades, health advocates have pushed to standardize the way medical devices are tracked and studied. They eventually landed on a solution that others, including other parts of the medical industry, already had adopted—a unique code to help track the type, manufacturer and other key information about a device. In 2007, Congress asked […]