Blacks Underrepresented in Cancer Drug Trials: Study

FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 — U.S. government-funded clinical trials for new cancer treatments have more Black participants than those run by drug companies, but Blacks are still underrepresented in cancer studies, researchers say. The SWOG Cancer Research Network team analyzed data from 358 clinical trials — 85 drug industry trials and 273 SWOG trials. They […]

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Cold War Antiseptic May Be Valuable Germ Fighter

FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 — A nontoxic antiseptic developed in the former Soviet Union may be a valuable weapon for fighting common infections, British researchers say. The drug, miramistin, was developed for the Soviet Space Program. While little known in the West, it blocks or kills flu, human papillomaviruses (HPV), coronaviruses, adenoviruses and HIV, according […]

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