OK to switch patients with IBD from biologic to biosimilar ‘at any given time’

In a Healio video exclusive, Dr. Michael V. Chiorean discusses how physicians can safely switch patients with inflammatory bowel disease from originator biologics to biosimilars at any point during treatment. Research shows that switching to biosimilars is safe, with no differences in drug pharmacokinetics or clinical activities before and after the switch. Chiorean emphasizes that…

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New documents shed light on MD Anderson Cancer Institute feud

MD Anderson Cancer Center faced a dispute between a senior researcher and a junior scientist over authorship and credit. The center outsourced the conflict assessment to a law firm, which recommended naming the senior researcher as a co-senior author on a manuscript. However, a separate investigation found no evidence of plagiarism between the parties’ manuscripts….

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UK cancer treatment falls behind other countries, research finds

Two studies published in The Lancet Oncology found that people in the UK are receiving chemotherapy and radiotherapy less often than patients in other comparable countries, leading to long waits for treatments. The research, conducted by the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership, compared treatment for eight cancer types in countries across three continents. The findings showed…

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Factors That May Affect Care

Breast cancer disproportionately affects non-Hispanic Black women who are less likely to receive timely treatment according to national guidelines due to lack of access to health education and regular medical care. Treatment for metastatic breast cancer usually includes hormone therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, or immunotherapy depending on the type of cancer. Other health conditions such…

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Florida’s Stance on Measles Upends Expert Guidance

Florida’s Surgeon General, Joseph Ladapo, is conflicting with public health guidance by not encouraging quarantine for unvaccinated children amid a measles outbreak. Pediatricians are concerned that this approach will fuel the spread of the virus. The outbreak has been traced to an elementary school in Weston and has resulted in sickening at least eight children….

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Survey Reveals Increasing Headphone Usage Among Children; Experts Caution Parents On Health Risks

Parents should be cautious about the impact of extended headphone and earbud use on their children’s health, as research shows an increase in usage among kids, particularly those aged 9-12. The prolonged exposure to loud noises can lead to sleep disruption, heightened stress levels, and potential hearing loss. Children’s smaller ear canals make them more…

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