Differences seen for racial, ethnic minorities in outpatient practices

Doctor In Surgery With Male Patient Using Digital Tablet Smiling At Each Other. Ethnic and ethnic minority patients are underrepresented in the outpatient practices of many medical and surgical specialties, according to a research letter published online July 19 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Cristopher Cai, MD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, … Read more

Evening dose of immune checkpoint inhibitors were associated with poorer survival

1. Receiving at least 20% of infusions after 1630 hours was associated with decreased overall survival in patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors for metastatic melanoma 2. Both progression-free survival and disease response were worse in patients who received at least 20% of infusions after 1630 hours. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study overview: The … Read more

New “virtual histology” technology developed by UCLA may reduce the need for skin biopsies

Rather than surgically removing a skin sample, sending it to a lab, and waiting several days for results, your dermatologist will take pictures of a suspicious-looking lesion and quickly create a detailed, microscopic image of the skin. This could become routine in clinics, the result of a new “virtual histology” technology being developed by researchers … Read more