Despite peripheral blood making up 80% of all of hematopoietic cell transplants, there are similar rates of overall survival, disease-free survival, and transplant-related mortality when comparing marrow and peripheral blood as graft sources. Chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and cytokine release syndrome (CRS) are more significant in those who received peripheral blood, yet the standard of […]
In this article from the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the authors suggest the need for caution and well-conducted trials to systematically address the question of total neoadjuvant therapy (TNT) in rectal cancer, which can lead to overtreatment and unnecessary toxicity without a proven benefit. Despite some of its theoretical advantages, declaring TNT a new standard […]
Hospitalized patients who had advanced COVID-19 with lung involvement and who received the antiviral agent remdesivir (Gilead Sciences) recovered faster than similar patients who received placebo, according to a preliminary data analysis from a US-led randomized, controlled trial.