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Rapid Guideline Update Supports Capivasertib for Hormone Receptor–Positive, HER2-Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer

“That’s why expert opinion ends up being very important here,” said Expert Panel Co-Chair Angela DeMichele, MD, MSCE, FASCO, of Penn Medicine. “We don’t have data on optimal sequencing in the first, second, and third line, and we don’t have data on head-to-head comparison for drugs that are targeting PIK3CA pathway alterations. That’s where an expert guideline comes in—when you don’t have that kind of feedback.”

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Cleanses? Supplements? How to tell fact from fiction with gut health advice

Data shows that cases of inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer are on the rise. At the same time, social media is inundated with ads and influencers touting products that promise to boost what’s broadly called “gut health.” How do we separate the facts from the fads? Dr. Shazia Siddique, an assistant professor of gastroenterology at the University of Pennsylvania, joins John Yang to discuss.


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LITE: Home-Based Phototherapy as Effective as Office-Based UVB Treatment for Psoriasis

New research from Joel Gelfand, MD, the James J. Leyden, M.D. Endowed Professor in Clinical Investigation and director of the Psoriasis and Phototherapy Treatment Center, revealed that home-based phototherapy is on par with in-clinic phototherapy for individuals with plaque psoriasis or guttate psoriasis. “Many patients want to try phototherapy for psoriasis and want to try it at home,” said Gelfand.

Bringing Cell Therapy from Oncology to Autoimmune Disease Will Present New and Unique Challenges

Peter Merkel, MD, MPH, a professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and chief of Rheumatology, discussed the significant challenges in this field and expressed optimism for the future during the Cell Therapy for Autoimmune Disease Summit.

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Work by Senior Scholar Vishnu Potluri, MD, MPH cited by John Oliver!

On the latest episode of Last Week Tonight (aired Sunday, 12/3/23), John Oliver discussed the topic of Organ and Body Donations and cited research by a senior scholar of the CCEB: Dr. Vishnu Potluri. Click to view the segment from the episode.

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The 'Breast' Kind of Gift: Ten million granted to research in breast cancer recurrence

Angela DeMichele, MD and her team have recently received a $10 million grant to expand their work on how to prevent breast cancer recurrence, which is often fatal.

Read the full story in the Philadelphia Inquirer