Tag Archives: outcomes

Almost half of HIV diagnoses in Europe are late, with serious impact on health outcomes

Almost half of HIV diagnoses in Europe are among people whose immune systems have already been seriously weakened by HIV, an international team of investigators report in BMC Infectious Diseases. Just under half a million people, half of them in Russia, are estimated to have received a late HIV diagnosis between 2010 and 2016. Late… Read More »

Algorithm can quickly ID cancer outcomes from radiology reports

Deep natural language processing can harness information from radiology reports in electronic health records to rapidly ascertain if a patient has cancer and shifts in the disease. EHRs hold a tremendous amount of information that can be used to optimize cancer care and drive cancer research. However, unless a cancer patient is in a clinical… Read More »

Trial shows antihypertension drug may improve pancreatic cancer outcomes

 Locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) — a tumor that, while still confined to the pancreas, involves major abdominal blood vessels — is one of the worst forms of an already deadly tumor, as it cannot be removed surgically. Now a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center clinical trial of a treatment protocol combining intensive chemotherapy and radiation… Read More »