Coronavirus outbreaks have occurred periodically, but none have been as devastating as the COVID-19 pandemic. Vivek Govind Kumar, a graduate student, and colleagues in the lab of Mahmoud Moradi at the University of Arkansas, have discovered one reason that likely makes SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, so much more infectious than SARS-CoV-1, which caused…
The genomic landscape of circulating tumor DNA was comparable to the landscape of tissue biopsies in a large study of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, say researchers. Medscape Medical News
The clinical cell-cycle risk score can identify patients with intermediate- and high-risk localized prostate cancer who could potentially forgo androgen deprivation therapy, a retrospective study suggests. Medscape Medical News
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Some countries shifted their cultures after pandemics to embrace mask-wearing in public. Will the same thing happen to the U.S.?
To say the first few weeks of vaccine delivery have been turbulent would be an understatement. States across the US have found themselves struggling with underdeveloped logistics that have caused problems in delivery and made rollout slower than promised. Meanwhile, the debacle at Stanford Medical Center, where a system to rank potential vaccine recipients managed…
More data on timing and the type of convalescent plasma that could provide the most benefit come from a randomized controlled trial in older adults with COVID-19. Medscape Medical News
Medscape asked doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers what they were thinking as they received their shot. Here are a few of their answers. Medscape Medical News
It’s now the second FDA authorized coronavirus vaccine.
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The panel found the vaccine safe and effective and issued specific guidance to clinicians on how to safely and appropriately give the vaccine. Medscape Medical News
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States drafted plans Thursday for who will go to the front of the line when the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine become available later this month. Associated Press
The world’s largest breast cancer meeting starts this Tuesday online and, for the first time, features a community-based oncologist as a session chair. Medscape Medical News
Nearly 3 in 4 infection prevention experts say facilities remain in crisis mode, with shortages of respirators, masks, face shields, and other personal protective equipment. Medscape Medical News