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Mission Indradhanush makes vaccination progress in India

A total of 7 550 000 children in India have received vaccinations, and 1 970 000 have been fully protected against seven diseases under the Mission Indradhanush initiative, recent government figures have shown.1 In addition, 2 080 000 pregnant women have received the tetanus toxoid vaccination. …  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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WHO | Vaccine hesitancy: A growing challenge for immunization programmes

People who delay or refuse vaccines for themselves or their children are a growing challenge for countries seeking to close the immunization gap. Globally, 1 in 5 children still do not receive routine life-saving immunizations, and an estimated 1.5 million children still die each year of diseases that could be prevented by vaccines that already exist, according to WHO.  
who.int
almost 5 years ago
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HIV Cure Research: Radioimmunotherapy Explained by Whiteboard Animation

http://www.einstein.yu.edu - Graduate student Dina Tsukrov uses whiteboard animations to explain how radioimmunotherapy (RIT) is being used in HIV cure resea...  
youtube.com
over 4 years ago
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First conference on cancer immunotherapy gets “explosion of interest”

Registration for the first international conference on cancer immunotherapy, to be held in New York from 16 September, has sold out. The venue—the Sheraton in Times Square—is too small to accommodate the many who wanted to attend.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Routine Shingles Vaccination in 50-Year-Olds Does Not Pay

A new study supported the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendation that routine immunization against herpes zoster in immunocompetent adults should begin at age 60 years.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Study Dispels Claim That Childhood Vaccinations Cause Retinal Bleeding

A recent vaccination is often used as a defense in child abuse cases, particularly when evidence of retinal hemorrhage is presented. However, a new study shows no temporal link between vaccinations and retinal hemorrhage.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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What's Hot at ECC 2015? Immunotherapy and Rare Cancers

New data showing long-term efficacy with immunotherapies and clinical benefit in renal cell carcinoma and neuroendocrine tumors will be presented.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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New Immunotherapy Ups Survival in Metastatic Cervical Cancer

Axalimogene filolisbac, an experimental immunotherapy, appears to improve survival outcomes in metastatic cervical cancer.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Immuno-Oncology in Advanced NSCLC: Debates and Controversies CME

The goal of this activity is to provide insights to the mechanisms of tumor immune escape and the rationale for incorporation of immunotherapies for the treatment of advanced NSCLC.  
medscape.org
over 4 years ago
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Atezolizumab: Another Immunotherapy Active in Lung Cancer

Another immunotherapy is showing promise in non-small cell lung cancer. Atezolizumab is in a race with several others to join the already-approved nivolumab.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Autoimmune Cerebellar Ataxia May Respond to Immunotherapy

A new study of patients with autoimmune cerebellar ataxia, often a complication of cancer, has found it is not always untreatable and that many patients respond well to immunotherapy, particularly if started early.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Automated Reminders Boost Vaccination Rates With Tdap Booster CME/CE

: Vaccination rates for the Tdap booster shot tripled after 5 family medicine clinics began using automated reminders to alert them when patients were due for booster vaccination.  
medscape.org
over 4 years ago
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Immunotherapy Combo for Melanoma Approved by FDA

This is the first FDA approval of an immunotherapy combination for a cancer.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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FDA Approves Pembrolizumab for Lung Cancer

This is the second immunotherapy to be approved for lung cancer; a host of others are waiting in the wings.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Combining Immunotherapy and Anticancer Agents

Learn more about the immune-mediated effects of chemotherapy and their clinical relevance, the biological and clinical features of immune checkpoint blockers and more.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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OK for Flu Shot With Nivolumab, Other Checkpoint Inhibitors?

Is it safe and effective to give a flu shot to cancer patients on new immunotherapies?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Nivolumab: Immunotherapy in Malignant Melanoma

Melanoma rates have been steadily increasing since the 1970s, but cytotoxic chemotherapy generally prolongs survival.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Immunotherapy In Utero for T1D: An Alternative Approach

Could this novel strategy of delivering immunotherapy to the fetus play a role in the prevention of type 1 diabetes?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago