Treatments & Techniques

Is the CAR T-Cell Revolution Here?

A tailor-made oncology treatment, CAR T-cell therapy promises to transform cancer care. But can its potential overcome its problems?


Microbubbles May Boost Response to Transarterial Radioembolization for the Most Common Form of Liver Cancer

In a first-of-its-kind clinical trial, researchers at Thomas Jefferson University demonstrated the safety of combining ultrasound-triggered microbubble destruction and transarterial radioembolization (TARE) to treat patients with hepatocellular carcinoma — and found that combining the therapies was nearly twice as effective as TARE alone.


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Urine-Based Prostate Cancer Test Honored for Innovation

A non-invasive prostate cancer test developed by miR Scientific, LLC, can definitively detect the disease’s presence — a major improvement on standard-of-care screening, which produces significant numbers of false-positive and false-...


Arthroscopic Shoulder Instability Repair: An Orthopedist Details Technical Factors for Success

Successful arthroscopic shoulder instability repair requires a carefully devised surgical plan focused on several technical aspects of the procedure, according to one expert.


What Does ISCHEMIA Mean for Interventional Cardiology?

The multi-year study showed medication and lifestyle changes are as effective as invasive procedures.


Best Practices Defined for Genetic Testing in Cardiac & Vascular Diseases

Genetic testing for certain cardiovascular diseases may provide insight for patient care.


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All About Ortho: A New App

Research was just given a convenience update. If you are an orthopedic specialist who regularly checks in with orthobullets.com — a free, online learning and collaborative physician resource — you can now enjoy its key take-home messages using the Orthobullets app....


Steroid-Sparing Therapy Shown to Reduce Risk of Crohn’s Disease Complications

A retrospective analysis shows that steroid-sparing therapy helps prevent perianal fistulizing complications by nearly 60%.


Common Procedure for Gastric Cancer Shows Promise for North American Patients

Endoscopic submucosal dissection was shown to be highly effective at removing superficial gastric tumors and is a viable option for patients around the globe.


IBD, Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis: Numbers You Need to Know

In 2015, 1.3% of U.S. adults — around 3 million people — had diagnosed inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.