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HPV Vaccination and Anti-programmed Cell Death 1 Inhibition Improve Survival in Patients With Invasive HPV-16

HPV Vaccination and Anti-programmed Cell Death 1 Inhibition Improve Survival in Patients With Invasive HPV-16

In this study, researchers sought to determine if use of a tumor specific vaccine would improve the efficacy of PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibition in patients with incurable HPV-16 cancer.

FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for People Through Age 45

FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for People Through Age 45

Updated vaccine designed to prevent cancers and disease caused by nine HPV types

Advances in Radiogenomics: A Review

Advances in Radiogenomics: A Review

Researchers are seeking genetic biomarkers that can predict which patients are most likely to suffer radiotoxicities and which can safely undergo intensified radiation treatment regimens.

Frequency of Reclassifications of Genetic Testing Results Is Low

Frequency of Reclassifications of Genetic Testing Results Is Low

A retrospective analysis of genetic testing results at one laboratory reports that reclassifications occurs in approximately one-quarter of tests, resulting in both downgrades and upgrades of variant classifications.

Delphi Panel Presents Recommendations for Expanding Role of Patients in Research

Delphi Panel Presents Recommendations for Expanding Role of Patients in Research

A Delphi panel developed recommendations for integrating patients, as well as caregivers and advocate, a greater role in medical research while maintaining scientific integrity of studies.

Number of Health-Related Data Breaches on the Increase

Number of Health-Related Data Breaches on the Increase

The researchers found that individual breaches affected a range of 500 to 78.8 million records.

Integrating Mental Health Into Multidisciplinary Oncology Care Improves Inpatient Care

Integrating Mental Health Into Multidisciplinary Oncology Care Improves Inpatient Care

In a study presented at the 2018 ASCO Quality Care Symposium, researchers presented study findings that showed adding mental health professionals to the multidisciplinary cancer care team improves identification and treatment of delirium in hospitalized patients.

Crowdfunding for Cancer Treatments Could Exploit Vulnerable Patients

Crowdfunding for Cancer Treatments Could Exploit Vulnerable Patients

Money raised for cancer-related appeals is on the increase; but some money funds alternative therapies that have been discredited.

Tool Addresses Well-being of Informal Caregivers of Patients With Cancer

Tool Addresses Well-being of Informal Caregivers of Patients With Cancer

In this study, researchers assessed a new tool designed to assess the well-being of cancer patients' informal caregivers.

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: A Review of Side Effects, Their Causes and Incidence

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: A Review of Side Effects, Their Causes and Incidence

A multicenter research team determined the incidence and type of fatal toxic effects associated with immune checkpoint inhibitors.

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