Oncology & Cancer

Neoadjuvant immunotherapy improves outlook in high-risk melanoma

Patients with high-risk melanoma who received the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab both before and after surgery to remove cancerous tissue had a significantly lower risk of their cancer recurring than similar patients who ...

Oncology & Cancer

New clinical guideline on radiation therapy for IDH-mutant glioma

A new clinical guideline from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) provides recommendations on the use of radiation therapy to treat patients with isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH)-mutant grade 2 and grade 3 diffuse ...

Oncology & Cancer

Lymph node dissection declining in SLN-positive melanoma

For patients with sentinel lymph node (SLN)-positive melanoma, fewer patients are undergoing completion lymph node dissection (CLND) and more are receiving adjuvant systemic therapy, according to study published online Jan. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Oestrogen levels linked to risk of COVID-19 death in older women

An older woman's oestrogen levels may be linked to her chances of dying from COVID-19, with higher levels of the hormone seemingly protective against severe infection, suggests research published in the open access journal ...

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