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The panel of experts in the management of NETs review the indications and safety data of the somatostatin analogues.
NCCN states that all patients with active cancer, or with active, recent, or planned cancer treatment, should be considered highest priority to receive one of the COVID-19 vaccines granted emergency use authorization.
The approval is for a 240 mg injection of nivolumab every 2 weeks or 480 mg every 4 weeks in combination with 40 mg once daily of cabozantinib.
 
During a study investigating therapeutics that target how RNA splicing activates antiviral immune pathways in triple-negative breast cancers, researchers observed that endogenous RNA in tumor cells that had been mis-spliced is able to mimic an RNA virus.
Study finds that recurring glioblastoma tumors with very few mutations respond significantly better to immunotherapies than similar tumors with multiple mutations.
 
Nonadherence is linked to poor health outcomes, including a decreased quality-of-life, disease progression, and increased hospitalizations.
The study findings emphasize the need for people who missed or postponed a cancer screening test early in the pandemic to contact their health care provider to discuss the potential need to reschedule it, according to the study authors.
FDA grant priority review to a supplemental biologics license application for nivolumab (Opdivo) for use as an adjuvant treatment for patients with resected esophageal or gastroesophageal junction cancer.
Obstacles to cancer screenings for low-income patients can include lack of transportation and an inability to take time off of work.
 
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Pharmacists can learn how to adequately inform patients about therapeutic options that are available as a method to improve access to care.
 
Narsoplimab is an investigational, fully human IgG4 monoclonal antibody was designed to bind to mannan-binding lectin-associated serine protease-2 
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Megan May, PharmD, BCOP, and Daneng Li, MD, review the efficacy and the pivotal trials for the somatostatin analogues in the treatment of NETs.