The International Council for Science, the International Social Science Council and International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences jointly announced today that 2016 would be the International Year of Global Understanding.
CLIMB will include all patients with colorectal adenocarcinoma with complex and unresectable metastasis (liver and extra-hepatic) who are potential candidates for a surgical procedure as evaluated by a multi-disciplinary team before any treatment.
A recently opened double- blind phase III EORTC trial 1325 will prospectively assess whether post-operative adjuvant therapy with pembrolizumab, an anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibody, improves recurrence-free survival as compared to placebo in patients with high-risk stage III melanoma.
UNITAID and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation today launched an initiative that will dramatically scale up HIV diagnosis among newborns in nine African countries. In partnership with ministries of health, this initiative will make 'point-of-care' testing more widely available to HIV-exposed infants early in their lives, when they are most at risk of dying, and enable those diagnosed with the virus to be put on lifesaving treatment more quickly.
The University of Texas at Arlington's Division of Enterprise Development has partnered with more than 20 companies and an industry council to create two masonry schools that will address a shortage of masons.
More intensive management of high blood pressure, below a commonly recommended blood pressure target, significantly reduces rates of cardiovascular disease, and lowers risk of death in a group of adults 50 years and older with high blood pressure.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are joining forces to find better, safer and more effective ways to use prescription medications to improve health. Researchers from the two institutions are collaborating to create the Center for Clinical Pharmacology.
With an eye toward improving material science through increased diverse perspectives, the National Science Foundation awarded six Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials awards this year, in its fifth such competition since 2004.
ASHG issued today a statement of support for state licensure of certified genetic counselors. To receive and maintain licensure, providers would need to receive a degree in genetic counseling, pass a national-level exam to receive certification, and fulfill continuing education requirements. Licensure would allow genetic counselors to order genetic and genomic tests in many instances, provide pre- and post-test counseling and education, and deliver services with maximum flexibility.
A small, implantable device that researchers are calling a cancer 'super-attractor' could eventually give doctors earlier warnings of relapse in breast cancer patients and even slow the disease's spread to other organs.