A National Cancer Institute/Southwest Oncology Group Phase III multi-center trial clinical trial for men whose prostate cancer has spread will compare the outcomes of treating men diagnosed with metastatic Stage 4 prostate cancer with standard systemic therapy or with standard systemic therapy in combination with either surgery or radiation therapy.
A new study, led by UNSW Sydney PhD student Rose O'Dea, has explored patterns in academic grades of 1.6 million students, showing that girls and boys perform very similarly in STEM - including at the top of the class.
Developing the next generation of dynamic science leaders from diverse student populations is the goal of a three-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) award to The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). An interdisciplinary UTSA project led by Janis Bush, a professor of environmental science and ecology, was one of 12 new projects funded by NSF's Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE).
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) today announced $40 million in awards over five years to 11 institutions to support the training of researchers to conduct patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) within learning health systems (LHS).
Professor Anita McGahan from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management received the inaugural Education Impact Award from the Strategic Management Society at their annual conference in Paris acknowledging her contributions to teaching in strategic management.
The National Institutes of Health have awarded Washington State University a five-year $1.2 million grant to increase the number and diversity of students from rural Washington who enter biomedical careers.
The first study designed to determine the benefits of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guidance over angiography guidance during drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation in all-comer patients found that IVUS improved clinical outcomes by lowering the rate of target vessel failure at one year.
A team that has included more than 85 researchers from three South Carolina universities is receiving $2 million to continue investigating how buried nuclear waste would react with soil and groundwater if it were to leak into the environment. The funding comes on top of $5.25 million that began the project in 2014. It's a project that researchers said could help ensure safe disposal of nuclear waste, ideally for thousands or even hundreds of thousands of years.
Results from the Lipid-Rich Plaque (LRP) study demonstrate the correlation between the presence of non-flow-limiting, non-intervened upon, lipid-rich plaques detected by NIRS-IVUS imaging and the development of a major adverse cardiac event (MACE) from a de novo culprit lesion at both the patient level (vulnerable patients) and segment level (vulnerable plaques) within 24 months post intravascular imaging.