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Research    Patient Care    lungs    Veteran and Military Health    Pulmonology

Improving Health Care for Veterans with Deployment-Related Lung Diseases

Although research studies have demonstrated an association between military deployment in southwest Asia and lung diseases in veterans — such as asthma, bronchiolitis, or other small airways disease — there are still research gaps and challenges that veterans can face in getting a diagnosis.   

Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date July 11, 2024
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Education    Community    Pulmonology

From Intubation Practice to 3D Lungs: Interactive Activities Help Faculty Connect With Students

When physicians and scientific researchers are invited to explain their profession to elementary, middle school, or high school students at career fairs, it can be challenging to come up with ways to engage students. Rather than having to scratch their heads for ideas, faculty, fellows, and trainees in the University of Colorado Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine can check out pre-developed educational activity kits provided by the division that have proven to spark students’ interest.  

Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date June 07, 2024
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Yes, the plague does still exist – here’s how to avoid it

news outletCPR
Publish DateJuly 10, 2024

In the Middle Ages, plague killed millions in Europe, claiming perhaps up to 200 million lives, half the continent’s population. But it's not just a thing of the past.

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Jennifer Taylor-Cousar, MD, MSCS, on Early Signals of Efficacy With Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy

news outletCGTV
Publish DateJuly 09, 2024

4D-710, 4D Molecular Therapeutics’ (4DMT) gene therapy candidate for treating cystic fibrosis, showcased CFTR transgene RNA and protein expression in all 10 participants treated at the higher and lower dose levels with follow-up up to 12 months in the phase 1/2 AEROW clinical trial (NCT05248230).

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The Role of mTOR/Aurora A Kinase Combination Therapy Requires Further Elucidation in Solid Tumors

news outletOncLive
Publish DateJuly 05, 2024

Although combination therapy with the mTOR inhibitor sapanisertib and Aurora A kinase inhibitor alisertib (MLN8237) resulted in marginal clinical benefit among patients with advanced solid tumors, correlative analyses indicated that apoptotic response and tumor immune cell infiltrate may affect clinical outcomes.

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Manali Kamdar, MD, on Evaluating Liso-Cel in Mantle Cell Lymphoma by Lines of Therapy, Prior BTKi

news outletCGTV
Publish DateJuly 04, 2024

Lisocabtagene maraleucel (liso-cel) has demonstrated its ability to yield durable complete responses in patients with heavily pretreated mantle cell lymphoma and was FDA-approved for this indication in May 2024.

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