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Earlier breast screening for Black women may reduce racial mortality gaps

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Initiating biennial breast screening for Black women at age 40 years rather than the US standard of 50 years could substantially reduce Black–White breast cancer mortality disparities without increasing harms, modelling data suggest.

Rheumatology

Data favor TNF inhibitor monotherapy for IMIDs during COVID-19 pandemic

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TNF inhibitor monotherapy is associated with a lower risk for COVID-19-related hospitalization or death than other common immunomodulatory treatments given to people with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases, research suggests.

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EMA recommends expanding risankizumab indication to include PsA

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Adjuvant atezolizumab approved by FDA for NSCLC patients

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20-10-2021 | Diabetes | News | Article

Insulin sensitivity may impact partial remission phase of early type 1 diabetes

Insulin sensitivity may be associated with the likelihood of partial remission in children and adolescents newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, regardless of C-peptide levels and BMI, research suggests.

19-10-2021 | Diabetes | News | Article

Tirzepatide preferable to glargine when OADs fail in SURPASS-4

Tirzepatide provides better glucose control than insulin glargine in people with type 2 diabetes taking multiple oral antidiabetes medications, report the SURPASS-4 investigators in The Lancet.

19-10-2021 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Tofacitinib receives EMA support for ankylosing spondylitis

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19-10-2021 | Oncology | News | Article

EMA gives green light for first-line use of lenvatinib plus pembrolizumab in advanced RCC

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