Kenya: Covid-19, Chinese Dealers Drive Kenyan Seafood Traders Out of Business
[East African] For years, fishermen and traders operating along Kenya's 640km coastline have earned a good living selling lobsters mostly to China, Dubai, and Singapore. For the lobster is one of the priciest and highly valued seafood products, both on the domestic and export market. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Timed up and go (tug) reference values and predictive cutoffs for fall risk and disability in singaporean community-dwelling adults: Yishun Cross-Sectional Study and Singapore Longitudinal Aging Study - Choo PL, Tou NX, Jun Pang BW, Lau LK, Jabbar KA, Seah WT, Chen KK, Ng TP, Wee SL.
The objectives o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

UN Leadership Necessary for Fairer Tax Cooperation
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 1 2021 (IPS) Illicit financial flows (IFFs) hurt all countries, both developed and developing. But poor countries suffer relatively more, accounting for nearly half the loss of world tax revenue. IFFs refer to cross-border movements of money and other financial assets obtained illegally at source, e.g., by corruption, smuggling, tax evasion, etc. This often involves trade mis-invoicing and transnational corporations’ (TNCs) transfer pricing via ‘creative’ accounting or book-keeping. Jomo Kwame SundaramStaggering revenue losses About ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Creation of 3D organoid models to fine-tune radiation dose for nasopharyngeal cancer
(Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore) A*STAR's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) has teamed up with the Singapore Institute of Advanced Medicine Holdings Pte Ltd (SIAMH) to establish the first of its kind in-vitro patient-derived 3D organoid models of Nasopharyngeal Cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Identities
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Mar 30 2021 (IPS)   I was born in the winter in 1990 in a country not my own i was born with my father’s eyes maybe i stole them he doesn’t look like that anymore i was born in seven countries i was born carved up by borders i was born with a graveyard of languages for teeth i was born to be a darkness in an american boy´s bed … Safia Elhillo Many years ago, when my youngest daughter was still a child, she suddenly became sick with stomach pains, vomiting and high fever. At the hospital a nice nurse, probably to find out if the feverish little girl was cognizan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Education Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

New health promotion unit to use Singapore-style rewards to prompt people to be healthier
The new unit for national health improvement and promotion will use Singapore-style incentive schemes involving the private sector to encourage people to eat healthily and exercise more, HSJ understands. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 29, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scientists develop test to detect the virus that causes COVID-19 even when it mutates
(Nanyang Technological University) A team of scientists led by NTU Singapore has developed a diagnostic test, which makes use of CRISPR, that can detect the virus that causes COVID-19 even after it has gone through mutations.Since viruses have the ability to evolve over time, a diagnostic test robust against potential mutations is a crucial tool for tracking and fighting the pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Duke-NUS clinician scientist and his team bag two prestigious awards
(Duke-NUS Medical School) Professor David Matchar and his team from the Health Services and Systems Research (HSSR) Programme at Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore, bagged two prestigious awards at the International Stroke Conference 2021, held virtually on 17-19 March, 2021. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus immunity could last DECADES for some people - but only days for others
A new study from Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore found that one-third of coronavirus survivors had neutralizing antibody levels that did not fluctuate for at least six months and even rose. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Babies prefer baby talk, whether they ’re learning one language or two
This study is one of the first published by theManyBabies Consortium, a multi-lab group of researchers. Byers-Heinlein believes the unusual international, multilingual collaboration creates a model for future studies that include a similar breadth of languages and cultures.“We can really make progress in understanding bilingualism, and especially the variability of bilingualism, thanks to our access to all these different communities,” she said.As the research continues, parents can babble to their babies in one language or two, and rest easy knowing they won ’t cause any confusion. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 23, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Epidemiology and risk stratification of minor head injuries in school-going children - Tong WY, Tan SW, Chong SL.
INTRODUCTION: Head injuries occur commonly in children and can lead to concussion injuries. We aim to describe the epidemiology of head injuries among school-going children and identify predictors of brain concussions in Singapore. METHODS: This is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Scientists develop AI platform to assess blood vessel anomalies and eye disease
(Nanyang Technological University) An international team of scientists from NTU Singapore, Brown University and the MIT has developed an AI platform that can infer how blood flows in 3D accurately. The ability to determine these characteristics accurately could be a critical support for clinicians in detecting and tracking the progression of vascular diseases since the abnormalities that the platform could spot may indicate the presence or progression of a vascular disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 22, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The world's richest countries are hoarding vaccines. This is morally indefensible | Fatima Bhutto
Why does South Africa pay twice as much for vaccines as European countries? Why has Africa - home to 1.3bn people – been allocated just 300m doses?Last year, European and North American countries managed to ignore warnings of a highly contagious pandemic – dragging their feet in setting protocols in place, delaying mandatory mask-wearing, and giving mostly miserly handouts to the millions struggling to survive in lockdown. Though the virus originated in China, not the west, western countries imagined that the virus would not touch them in quite th e same way: Europe and the US entertained the fantasy that they ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Fatima Bhutto Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Health policy Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

NUS researchers harness AI to identify cancer cells by their acidity
(National University of Singapore) Healthy and cancer cells can look similar under a microscope. One way of differentiating them is by examining the level of acidity, or pH level, inside the cells.Tapping on this distinguishing characteristic, a research team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a technique that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to determine whether a single cell is healthy or cancerous by analysing its pH. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 16, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

One-minute'game changing' COVID-19 breath test currently being trialled in Dubai
The technology by Singaporean company, Breathonix can reportedly produce results within 60 seconds by detecting Volatile Organic Compounds [VOCs] in a patient ’s exhaled breath.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 16, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Emerging Technologies, Technology Source Type: news

Strides Pharma arm receives USFDA nod for potassium chloride oral solution
Strides Pharma Global, Singapore, has received approval for Potassium Chloride for Oral Solution USP, 20 mEq from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), Strides Pharma Science said in a regulatory filing. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Singapore scientists develop novel gene editor to correct disease-causing mutations
(Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore) The Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) has developed a CRISPR-based gene editor to correct mutations that cause genetic disorders. The C-to-G Base Editor (CGBE) by GIS advances the widely adopted CRISPR-Cas9 technology to enable molecular surgery on the human genome. This invention opens up treatment options for approximately 40 per cent of single-base substitutions associated with human diseases - including cystic fibrosis, cardiovascular diseases, musculoskeletal diseases, and neurological disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 11, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New compound targets enzyme linked to autoimmune disorders, severe COVID-19
(Nanyang Technological University) NTU Singapore scientists have created a compound that could help to reduce an overactive immune response by targeting an enzyme that helps to regulate the body's immune response. High levels of this enzyme has been linked to autoimmune disorders and, more recently, severe COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lower dose, less toxic radiopharmaceutical produces better outcomes
(National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine) Together with collaborators at the Peking Union Medical College Hospital, the Chinese Academy of Medical Science, Professor Shawn Chen of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, has managed to improve the pharmacokinetics and effectiveness of PPRT, while reducing its dosage and toxicity. The researchers did this by introducing a truncated Evans blue molecule onto octreotate peptide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 9, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Strong and balanced T cell response: key to controlling SARS-CoV-2 infection without getting COVID-19
(Duke-NUS Medical School) Even though they show no signs of COVID-19, people with asymptomatic infections mount a virus-specific T-cell immune response, scientists at Duke-NUS Medical School and NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, Singapore, reported in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. The study findings show that these people produce a robust virus-specific T-cell response, which, in combination with antibodies, protects them from developing severe COVID-19 disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Delhi Budget likely to have special allocation for free COVID vaccination at government hospitals: Sources
"The government is expected to allocate funds for free vaccines to all people in the third phase of vaccination at its hospitals in Delhi, " said a government source. "The master plan of the Kejriwal government will focus on economic reforms and fundamental changes in trade and industries to effect a rise in per capita income so that it equals that of Singapore by 2047," they said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Predicting work performance with personality
(Singapore Managment University) An award-winning study by a global team featuring researchers from SMU presents a more comprehensive and integrated method for assessing prospective talent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New book reveals Charles Darwin's cultural impact in unprecedented detail
(National University of Singapore) NUS historian of science Dr John van Wyhe has co-published a groundbreaking new book on Charles Darwin which shows for the first time the extent of his cultural impact over the past 160 years. A decade in the making, this volume demonstrates that Darwin is the most influential scientist who has ever lived, having the most species named after him and he is also the most translated scientist in history. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malaysia ’s first Health Passport, Immunitee formally accepted in Singapore
In collaboration with Affinidi, a global investment firm headquartered in Singapore, Malaysia ’s Immunitee Health Passport will become the country’s first health passport allowing tourists to be accepted into Singapore upon being verified and cleared via the Affinidi’s Unifier digital credential platform. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 1, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Emerging Technologies, Technology Source Type: news

Balanced T cell response key to avoiding COVID-19 symptoms, study suggests
(Rockefeller University Press) By analyzing blood samples from individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2, researchers in Singapore have begun to unpack the different responses by the body's T cells that determine whether or not an individual develops COVID-19. The study, published today in theJournal of Experimental Medicine (JEM), suggests that clearing the virus without developing symptoms requires T cells to mount an efficient immune response that produces a careful balance of pro- and anti-inflammatory molecules. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chinese hackers target Indian vaccine makers SII, Bharat Biotech, says security firm
Goldman Sachs-backed Cyfirma, based in Singapore and Tokyo, said Chinese hacking group APT10, also known as Stone Panda, had identified gaps and vulnerabilities in the IT infrastructure and supply chain software of Bharat Biotech and the Serum Institute of India (SII), the world's largest vaccine maker. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Johnson & Johnson jab 'to get EU approval'; Berlin pupils allowed to repeat school year
EMA expected to approve vaccine on 11 March; all pupils in German capitalto have chance to repeat a year; global deaths pass 2.5mSingle Pfizer jab can reduce asymptomatic Covid infections by 75%What we know about the California coronavirus variantBriton sentenced to two weeks in jail for breaking Singapore Covid rulesWords matter: how New Zealand ’s clear messaging helped beat CovidUK coronavirus updates – live5.20pmGMTItaly reported 253 coronavirus-related deaths on Friday against 308 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections rose to 20,499 from 19,886 the day before.A w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now); Yohannes Lowe, Alexandra Topping, Ben Quinn and Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Strategic partnership in Singapore looks set to address the worsening myopia situation in Asia
Thomson X (TX), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SGX Mainboard-listed Thomson Medical Group Limited, is a platform which aims to bolster the current healthcare landscape by connecting healthcare technological start-ups with their existing healthcare expertise and network. They have established a partnership with Plano, seeking to address the increasing myopia rate around the world through the use of cutting-edge technological solutions. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 26, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Digital Health, Technology Source Type: news

Briton jailed for breaking Singapore quarantine order
A British man has been sentenced to two weeks in jail and fined. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

First successful birth of critically endangered Malayan tiger cubs at Wildlife Reserves Singapore in 23 years
SINGAPORE: The Night Safari has welcomed a pair of Malayan tiger cubs, the first successful birth of the critically endangered species... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strides Pharma Science arm gets American drug regulator's nod for pain relieving drug
Strides Pharma Global Pte. Limited, Singapore, has received approval for Ibuprofen Oral Suspension USP, 100 mg/5 mL from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), Strides Pharma Science said in a regulatory filing. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Do 'Tight' Cultures Fare Better In The Pandemic Than 'Loose' Cultures?
That's the question posted by a study in The Lancet Planetary Health. In case you're wondering, the United States is characterized as "loose." And Singapore is "tight."(Image credit: Luke Dray/Getty Images; Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images; Mohd Rasfan/AFP; Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Fran Kritz Source Type: news

The Boon and Bane of LDC Graduation: The Bangladesh Experience
By Iftekhar Ahmed ChowdhurySINGAPORE, Feb 22 2021 (IPS) Bangladeshis at the present time share a modicum of justifiable pride in the fact that the world merits this country worth watching in terms of its economic potentials. To my mind , we have reached this stage for the following reasons: First, effective utilization of early foreign assistance; second a steady ,albeit sustained, move away from a near -socialistic to an open and liberal economy; third , a shift from agriculture to manufacturing as land-space shrank to accommodate urbanization; fourth , an unleashing of remarkable entrepreneurial spirit among private sect...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury Tags: Asia-Pacific Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Singapore: Malaysian-born woman went all out to save boyfriend from burning car in Tanjong Pagar crash; now in ICU
SINGAPORE, Feb 14 (The Straits Times/ANN): Seeing her boyfriend and friends trapped in the burning car, Raybe Oh Siew Huey, 26, rushed... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Singapore Sees Steady 2021 Rebound as More Stimulus Expected
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strides Pharma receives USFDA approval for Prednisone tablets
Strides Pharma Global Pte Limited, Singapore, has received approval for Prednisone tablets USP in the strengths of 10 mg and 20 mg from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), Strides Pharma Science said in a regulatory filing. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Novel analytical tools developed by SMART key to next-generation agriculture
(Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)) Researchers from Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) assess two emerging species-independent analytical tools, Plant nanosensors and Raman spectroscopy, that have enabled new research opportunities in plant science. The paper also evaluates the future development and economic potential of the tools and discusses strategies for their successful integration in both traditional and urban agriculture. Rapidly deployable and non-destructive, the tools provide a wealth of advantages over existing technologies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bats & pangolins in Southeast Asia harbour SARS-CoV-2-related coronaviruses, reveals new study
(Duke-NUS Medical School) A new study led by scientists from Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore, and Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, shows that SARS-CoV-2-related coronaviruses (SC2r-CoVs) are circulating in animals as far away as Thailand. The study, published inNature Communications today, reported that high levels of neutralising antibodies against the virus were present in both bats and pangolins found in the Southeast Asian country. The study further indicates that more SC2r-CoVs are likely to be discovered in the region. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 infection among migrant workers in Singapore
(JAMA Network) Researchers examined how common   SARS- CoV-2 infection was among migrant workers in Singapore. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Users' attitudes on electric scooter riding speed on shared footpath: a virtual reality study - Che M, Lum KM, Wong YD.
Singapore enacted legislation in which off-road footpaths are shared by pedestrians and users of active mobility devices [bicycles, and personal mobility devices such as electric scooter (ES)] since May 2018. From February 2019, the speed limit for active ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Israel to ease lockdown; Von der Leyen compares UK vaccine 'speedboat' to EU 'tanker'
Israel to keep borders closed;EU commission president says EU should have thought more of vaccine production challengesVon der Leyen: UK is Covid vaccine ‘speedboat’ while EU is ‘tanker’UK minister defends quarantine hotel delayIsrael: vaccinated grandparents play with grandchildren againUK coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage11.49amGMTNineBritons could face jail inSingapore after being charged earlier today with breaking coronavirus rules over ayachtparty where revellers danced in swimwear and Santa hats, AFP reports.Images of the Boxing Day festivities on the vessel went vira...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Mattha Busby (now); Ben Quinn and Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus US news Mexico Vaccines and immunisation Americas Health Science Source Type: news

Singapore-based Bot MD lands $5M for its AI clinical assistant
The new funds will be put towards expanding into Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia and India.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 3, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Domestic Violence Is a Pandemic Within the COVID-19 Pandemic
The last thing Sheila wanted to do on May 21 was drive her car. Getting behind the wheel with a concussion, multiple skull hematomas, and bruises and abrasions across her body was a decidedly bad idea. But it was the only way her husband would have let her out of the house. She told him she was going out to buy him cigarettes. The truth was, Sheila (a pseudonym to protect her identity) was heading to meet her pastor’s wife, who worked at one of the offices in the city hall of her small Nebraska town, seeking help to escape the domestic hell in which she’d been living since the start of spring. That was when the...
Source: TIME: Health - February 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Dishing up 3D printed food, one tasty printout at a time
(Singapore University of Technology and Design) Singapore researchers develop new method for 'printing' fresh vegetables, leading to tastier, more nutritious food for patients with swallowing difficulties (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asian-relevant lung cancer research presented at Global Lung Cancer Conference hosted in Singapore
(SingHealth) -Lung cancer continues to be the leading cause of cancer death in Singapore and the world.-The World Conference on Lung Cancer, the largest international gathering of clinicians, researchers and scientists in the field of lung cancer - with more than 6,000 participants - was held from 28 January to 31 January 2021 as a worldwide virtual event hosted by Singapore.-A group of Singapore clinicians and scientists presented new data to enhance understanding and treatment of lung cancer in the Asian population at the conference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Patient-reported outcomes from the randomized phase III CROWN study of first-line Lorlatinib versus in ALK+ NSCLC
(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) Patient-reported outcomes from the phase III CROWN study showed that time to treatment deterioration (TTD) in pain in chest, dyspnea, and cough was comparable between those who received lorlatinib and patients who took crizotinib. The research was presented today at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's 2020 World Conference on Lung Cancer Singapore. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 31, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Host immune classifier HIC assays may predict treatment response
(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) Using a host immune classifier (HIC) test for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may provide better predictors of treatment response and improve outcomes, according to research presented today at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's 2020 World Conference on Lung Cancer Singapore. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 30, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New Amivantamab Data from CHRYSALIS Study Show Robust Clinical Activity and Durable Responses in Patients with Metastatic or Unresectable Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and EGFR Exon 20 Insertion Mutations
January 28, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new data from the Phase 1 CHRYSALIS study, which evaluated amivantamab in patients with metastatic or unresectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 20 insertion mutations whose disease progressed on or after platinum-based chemotherapy.1 These data were presented for the first time in an oral presentation at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer’s (IASLC) 2020 World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) Singapore. The key findings sho...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Two ADAURA analyses support use of Osimertinib for patients with surgically resected, Stage IB to IIIA non-small cell lung cancer
(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) Two presentations from the ADAURA clinical trial advanced previous research that demonstrated improved disease-fee survival (DFS) outcomes for patients with surgically resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) receiving osimertinib. The data were reported today at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's 2020 World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) Singapore. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Radiation Oncology trials using PET with FDG uptake among NSCLC patients
(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) Two radiation oncology trials presented at the IALSC World Conference on Lung Cancer Singapore highlight how some researchers are exploring use of higher radiation boost doses to only PET-positive regions in locally-advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A previous large RTOG phase III trial revealed that the unform delivery of a high dose to the entire tumor led to poorer survival. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 29, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news