Trastuzumab deruxtecan shows early promise in patients with non-breast/gastric cancers

Bottom Line: A HER2-targeted antibody-drug conjugate, fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki (Enhertu), showed signs of clinical activity in multiple non-breast/non-gastric cancer types, according to results from a phase I study. Journal in Which the Study was Published: Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research Author: Lead author: Junji Tsurutani, MD, PhD, medical oncologist at…

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Nashom Wooden, Downtown Denizen, Is Dead at 50

The messages began pinging around Instagram around noon on Monday. Nashom Wooden, an omnipresence on New York’s gay bar and club scene, was dead at 50 after a short illness that he had suspected but not confirmed was Covid-19. It came as a shock, first because Mr. Wooden looked barely different than he had at…

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When Fashion TV Becomes an Anthropological Treasure

There is no live fashion to look at now. No shows; no red carpets; not really any street style. The cruise collections that normally take place in far-flung destinations during May and June have been canceled. The Met Gala and the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards have been postponed (assuming they happen at…

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Spring Breaker Who Said, ‘If I Get Corona, I Get Corona,’ Apologizes

A young man whose bold defiance of social distancing guidelines while on spring break in Miami drew widespread attention — “If I get corona, I get corona,” he declared in a television interview — apologized this week for his comments. “I wasn’t aware of the severity of my actions and comments,” the man, Brady Sluder,…

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Can We Put a Price Tag on a Life? The Shutdown Forces a New Look

Can we measure the cost of hundreds of thousands of dead? President Trump and leading business figures are increasingly questioning the wisdom of a prolonged shutdown of the American economy — already putting millions out of work — to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. “Our people want to return to work,” Mr. Trump…

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Wait … How Do We Live Together?

ImageCredit…The New York Times Hello! This is a conversation about anxiety and uncertainty. But before we dive into that, we’d like to present you with the opposite: Here’s everything we know about how to live now. If you already feel anxious or alone or have questions, start there. And, if you only read one thing…

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What I Learned When My Husband Got Sick With Coronavirus

“How are you doing, love?” I call to my husband from the living-room floor, where I now sleep each night on a roll-up foam sleeping pad that my daughter has used on camping trips, topped with a couple of thin blankets. It’s quite literally hard to sleep on the floor, but after trying the couch…

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