From MedPage Today:
- Brain Cancer: Did ’60 Minutes’ Report Raise False Hope? A glioblastoma therapy touted in a “60 Minutes” report that aired Sunday evening, focusing on the use of the polio virus to treat glioblastoma, isn’t a particularly new idea and results are still unpublished — but some oncologists are worried that patients might not have gotten that message from the program.
- The Birth and Increasingly Troubled Life of Medicare. On July 30, 1965, an 81-year-old Missourian proudly accepted the nation’s first Medicare card.
- Vaccine Slows Advanced Ovarian Cancer. A tumor-derived cancer vaccine has led to a 3-year recurrence rate one-third lower than that of a control group with advanced ovarian cancer treated with surgery alone.
- Kudos for White House Plan on Resistant Bacteria. The White House’s newly released plan for combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria has drawn praise from infectious disease organizations.