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  • Exploring CAR T-cell Therapy to Treat Breast Cancer June 8, 2021
    Peter Mac researchers are developing a potential new way to make CAR T-cell therapy more effective against breast cancer and other solid cancers. CAR T-cell therapy is a type of immunotherapy where a patient's own immune cells are collected and reengineered, before being infused back into the patient to fight their cancer.
  • Continuous acting disinfectant appears to work better on surfaces June 8, 2021
    Cleaning and disinfecting hospital surfaces never ceases to be a vexing problem for infection preventionists, environmental services crews, sterile processing teams, and just about any health care professional who cares about limiting the spread of infection in a hospital setting. Investigators with the University of Arizona found that Klorkleen 2, an antibacterial surface coating, effectively […]
  • Cancer patients show good COVID immune response to vaccine, infection June 8, 2021
    Two new studies were published in JAMA Oncology on COVID-19 and cancer patients, one from Israel showing good immune response to the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine and one from Japan finding that cancer patients were as likely as healthcare workers to have serum SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.
  • Targeted disease surveillance can help prevent the next pandemic June 8, 2021
    As more and more people around the world are getting vaccinated, one can almost hear the collective sigh of relief. But the next pandemic threat is likely already making its way through the population right now.
  • Clean indoor air is vital for infection control June 8, 2021
    In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists say it's time to rate indoor air quality and clean it to prevent the spread of airborne illnesses. Health workers already know that indoor air quality can be as important to human health as clean water and uncontaminated food. But before the COVID-19 pandemic, its importance in […]