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A U.S. National Institutes of Health oversight panel will no longer review all applications for gene therapy experiments

NIH Panel Will No Longer Review Gene Therapy Experiments

FDA will now assess gene therapy experiments and products as it does with other treatments, drugs
Implementation of state legislation relating to human papillomavirus vaccination is not associated with changes in adolescent sexual behaviors

HPV Legislation Doesn’t Impact Teen Sexual Behaviors

No substantive or significant associations between HPV legislation and adolescent sexual behaviors
Single-agent talazoparib provides significant benefit over standard chemotherapy for patients with advanced breast cancer and germline BRCA1/2 mutation

Talazoparib Beneficial in Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer

Longer progression-free survival versus standard chemotherapy for patients with germline BRCA1/2
An ancient gene that protects elephants against cancer has been pinpointed and could lead to new ways to treat cancer in people

Ancient Gene Protects Elephants From Cancer

The LIF6 gene destroys cells with damaged DNA
Broad-based genomic sequencing does not improve survival compared to routine genetic testing among patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer

Broad Genetic Testing for NSCLC May Not Improve Survival

Compared with routine genetic testing, no improvement seen in unadjusted mortality rate
For patients with newly diagnosed head and neck cancer

Marijuana May Improve Quality of Life in Head and Neck Cancer

Some significant benefits observed in quality of life domains for patients with newly diagnosed HNC
Physicians boarded in both medicine and psychiatry can offer a way to address some of the challenges associated with caring for medical patients with psychiatric comorbidities

Physicians With Medicine/Psych Training Can Help Complex Cases

Dually trained med/psych physicians can effectively care for hospital patients with psychiatric issues
Completion of a one-hour sepsis bundle within one hour cuts mortality in pediatric patients

Completing Sepsis Bundle Within an Hour Cuts Pediatric Mortality

However, completing individual bundle elements in that timeframe does not reduce pediatric mortality
There are six broad factors that can affect inclusion within health care organizations

6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID’d

Presence of discrimination, the silent witness, effectiveness of leadership can help assess inclusion
Most women with postmenopausal bleeding will not be diagnosed with endometrial cancer

Most Postmenopausal Bleeding Not Associated With Cancer

Most women with endometrial CA have bleeding, but risk of CA among those with bleeding just 9 percent