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Clinical Trials

COVID-19 Vaccines: Here’s Where We Are

As reports of effective COVID-19 vaccines hit the news, more of us are seeing the proverbial light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. Vaccines have long been considered a major weapon against infections, and the three that have announced successful Phase 3 trials are no exception. Nevertheless, public health experts and the physician-scientists participating…

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Can Proton Therapy Help Breast Cancer Patients?

Can the precision of a proton beam keep the hearts of breast cancer patients safe during radiation treatment?  A national collaborative study is now underway to find out. And the results could help define the future of breast cancer radiotherapy treatment. Proton beam therapy, also called proton therapy, is a newer approach to delivering radiation…

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Can a Drug Cocktail Prevent COVID-19?

The lab-made antibody cocktail that President Donald Trump received when he had COVID-19 is entering clinical trials at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The UM trial, however, focuses on prevention instead of treatment. As part of a nationwide exploration into how Regeneron might combat the novel coronavirus, the trial seeks to prevent…

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Focusing on You: Clinical Trial for Breast Cancer Vaccine

Triple negative breast cancer vaccine clinical trial [arve url=”https://youtu.be/8hAvrri-m_c” width=”640″ height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”] Dr. Carmen Calfa, a breast medical oncologist at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, provides an update on a clinical trial of an experimental vaccine to stop the recurrence of triple-negative breast cancer. TRANSCRIPTION Pam Giganti: In 2018, Jacki Bennett was the first Sylvester…

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PARP Inhibitors Show Promise in Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Written by Marilyn Huang, M.D. Gynecologic oncologist Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Institute     About 23,000 cases of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), which includes fallopian tube and primary peritoneal carcinoma, are diagnosed annually, They account for approximately 14,000 deaths, making it the fifth leading cause of cancer death among women. Over the past 5 years, the…

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Study: Can Convalescent Plasma Treat COVID-19?

Researchers have launched a phase 2 clinical trial to study if convalescent plasma containing SARS-CoV-2 antibodies is effective in treating COVID-19 positive patients who have been hospitalized with acute respiratory symptoms. Investigators with the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Miami Health System are collaborating with several Clinical and Translational…

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