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Background: In the previously reported primary analysis of this phase 3 trial, 12 months of adjuvant dabrafenib plus trametinib resulted in significantly longer relapse-free survival than placebo in patients with resected stage III melanoma with BRAF V600E or V600K mutations. To confirm the stability of the relapse-free survival benefit, longer-term data were needed. Methods: We randomly assigned 870 patients who had resected stage III melanoma

Background: MET exon 14 skipping mutations (METex14) are seen in 3-4% of patients (pts) with non-small cell lung cancer (METex14 NSCLC) and are associated with poor outcomes. In the phase 2 GEOMETRY mono-1 study, capmatinib was efficacious in pts with METex14 NSCLC who were treatment-naive (overall response rate [ORR] 68%) or received one/two lines of therapy (ORR 41%). We present a

Background: Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway hyperactivation due to PIK3CA mutations contributes to poor survival in patients (pts) with HR+, HER2– ABC (Mosele 2020). In the phase III SOLAR-1 trial of pts with progression on/after aromatase inhibitor (AI), the PI3Kα inhibitor ALP together with FUL significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) in the PIK3CA-mutant (mut) cohort (HR 0.65; 95% CI 0.50-0.85; P<0.001; median

Introduction: Coronaviruses, both SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2, first appeared in China. They have certain biological, epidemiological and pathological similarities. To date, research has shown that their genes exhibit 79% of identical sequences and the receptor-binding domain structure is also very similar. There has been extensive research performed on SARS; however, the understanding of the pathophysiological impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV)-2, a novel coronavirus from the same family as SARS-CoV and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, has spread worldwide leading the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic. The disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), presents flu-like symptoms which can become serious in high-risk individuals. Here, we provide an overview of the known

Background: Medication errors at different transitions of care are common and potentially harmful. Medication reconciliation process should be evaluated to reduce the unintentional discrepancies. Objective: This study aims to identify and classify unintentional medication discrepancies at hospital admission and discharge and associated risk factors. Setting: Two general internal medicine and a pulmonology wards of an Italian non-academic hospital. Method: A retrospective observational study