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Is there a link between anti-androgen therapy and depression in men treated for prostate cancer?

Posted by on Mar 29, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if anti-androgen therapy for prostate cancer is associated with depression. This study concluded that the risk of depression is increased in these patients.  Some background Anti-androgen therapy or androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is commonly used in the treatment of prostate cancer. Androgens (such as...

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Is single fraction high dose brachytherapy for prostate cancer safe and effective? 



Posted by on Mar 24, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if single fraction, high dose brachytherapy for low and medium risk prostate cancer is safe and effective. This study concluded that this treatment for prostate cancer is safe and effective, however, it should not be used outside of clinical trials.  Some background Prostate cancer can be treated using...

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Is pembrolizumab better than the standard of care in unresponsive Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if pembrolizumab (Keytruda) was more effective than the standard of care in Hodgkin's lymphoma patients unresponsive to brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris). The main finding was that pembrolizumab was more effective than the standard of care in these patients Some background Hodgkin's Lymphoma is...

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What anti-diabetic drugs are safe and effective in treating gestational diabetes?

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety and effectiveness of different drugs used to treat gestational diabetes. They found that metformin (Glucophage) is associated with fewer pregnancy complications than glyburide (Glynase), however it is less effective at managing blood sugar levels.  Some background Gestational diabetes...

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Does dapagliflozin reduce the risk of cardiovascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if dapagliflozin reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes. They found that dapagliflozin was associated with a lower risk of non-fatal heart attack and stroke compared to dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4i). Some background Cardiovascular (CV, heart...

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Does bariatric surgery improve disease management in obese patients with type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if combining bariatric surgery with medical therapy was more effective in treating type 2 diabetes in obese patients. The authors concluded that bariatric surgery in combination with medical therapy was more effective in improving diabetes symptoms in these patients. Some background Bariatric surgery is a...

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Continuous glucose monitoring improves glycemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes

Posted by on Jul 15, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in managing blood sugar levels in patients with type 1 diabetes treated with multiple daily insulin injections. They found CGM resulted in a clinically meaningful improvement in glycemic (blood sugar) control. Some background Glycemic control is critical for...

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Angiosarcoma Awareness: Bridging Barriers Online

Angiosarcoma Awareness: Bridging Barriers Online

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Blog | 12 comments

An Unstoppable Force Lauren knew that we all have a common, overarching goal….We all want to live. More importantly, we all want each other to live.  Scientists offer science. People with similar presentations compare notes. And always with great affection and love. What may have started as a simple support group is becoming an unstoppable force,...

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