Putting a Hole in Our World

As we age, the macula in our eyes can deteriorate, leading to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affecting millions worldwide. AMD has genetic and age-related causes, and it can lead to vision loss through dry AMD or wet AMD. While dry AMD affects more people, wet AMD is more progressive and requires immediate treatment to prevent…

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Genetic Testing Low in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

A minority of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer in the US undergo genetic testing for homologous recombination repair (HRR) mutations, which can influence treatment decisions like the use of PARP inhibitors. A study found that 37.7% of patients received HRR testing, with rates peaking in 2020. Factors associated with lower odds of testing included…

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Innovation Doesn’t Always Have To Involve The Latest Tech, MD Anderson Exec Says

Dan Shoenthal, Chief Innovation Officer at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, highlighted the importance of tailoring innovation initiatives to fit the specific priorities and goals of each health system. At MD Anderson, the focus is on enhancing patient and clinician experiences through both technological and non-technological solutions. For example, training staff to…

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