Mednet Reports

The following list of reports reflects the latest in findings and outcomes in medical research as presented at major medical meetings and published peer-reviewed medical journals. In this section you can view reports from important congresses as well as summaries of some recently published journal articles. Please let us know if you have a particular area of interest you would like to see covered.

PRIORITY PRESS - 39th Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)

Objective Response to a TKI in Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer Is Substantially Improved with Individualized Dose Schedules

Madrid, Spain / September 26-30, 2014

Madrid - Optimal response to a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) employed first line in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) appears to be achieved by individualizing the dose and schedule in order to sustain dose intensity, according to...

PRIORITY PRESS - 39th Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)

Targeted Therapies Moving into First-Line Therapy Underscore Need for Baseline Molecular Testing of Lung Cancers

Madrid, Spain / September 26-30, 2014

Madrid - Guidelines issued by ESMO just prior to the annual Congress call for routine molecular testing at the time of diagnosis in all patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). New phase 3 data on ALK-positive (ALK+) NSCLC...

MEDI-NEWS - Based on an interim safety surveillance report by L'Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) (Funded by the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services) Original report in French at http://www.inspq.qc.ca/pdf/publications/1885_Vaccin_Menincogoque_SerogroupeB.pdf

Interim Surveillance Report on the Safety of a Large-Scale Vaccination Campaign Against Serogroup B Neisseria meningitidis

September 2014

Quebec City - Invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) caused by serogroup B Neisseria meningitidis is the most common IMD in Canada today. The incidence of serogroup B disease is also highest in infants under the age of 12 months, children...

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - 36th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)

Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Risk Factors for Osteoporosis Offer Major Opportunity Reduce Fracture Risk in China

Houston, Texas / September 12-15, 2014

Houston - Several factors explain the rapidly rising rate of fractures due to osteoporosis in China. One is the increasing proportion of the population over the age of 60. Another is the high rate of vitamin D deficiency, a nutrient...

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - 36th Annual Congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

More Aggressive Strategies for Early Detection of Pulmonary Hypertension Supported by Outcome Trials

Barcelona, Spain / August 30-September 3, 2014

Barcelona - Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) should be treated earlier and more aggressively, according to a new analysis of clinical trials with mortality and morbidity endpoints. By demonstrating that outcomes are better when...

PRIORITY PRESS - 36th Annual Congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

New Options Emerging for Cholesterol Lowering in Patients Not Adequately Controlled on Statins

Barcelona, Spain / August 30-September 3, 2014

Barcelona - A new therapeutic drug class can reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels by more than 60% in patients on maximally tolerated statins, according to a series of phase 3 trials conducted in high-risk patient...

PRIORITY PRESS - 29th International Papillomavirus Conference (HPV 2014)

Dramatic Reductions in Cervical Cancer Possible with New 9-valent HPV Vaccine

Seattle, Washington / August 21-25, 2014

Seattle -  Worldwide, the human papilloma virus (HPV) causes over 600,000 cases of cancer in men and women every year, cervical cancer by far and away being the most common. Prevention of approximately 70% of all cervical cancer is now...

MEDI-NEWS - Based on Government of Ontario Immunization of School Pupils Act

Immunization of School Pupils: What Ontario Physicians Should Know

July 2014

The Ontario government has recently modified immunization requirements for school-age children, mandating receipt of the meningococcal, pertussis and varicella vaccines for school entry. The clinical implications of these new requirements...

PRIORITY PRESS - 74th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA)

Oral Therapies Realigned to Provide Improved Control and Reduced Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

San Francisco, California / June 13-17, 2014

San Francisco - New guidance for sustained glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has been derived from two studies of real-world therapy. Both studies, presented at the ADA, provided insight on long-term glycemic control in...

PRIORITY PRESS - 70th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC)

Update on HPV: Primary Care Providers Gatekeepers of Sexual Health for Mid-Life Women

Niagara Falls, Ontario / June 10-13, 2014

Niagara Falls, Ontario - Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines have been widely accepted as a primary prevention strategy in children and adolescents prior to their sexual debut before they are exposed to HPV. Less well accepted is the need...

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