March is MS awareness month and is a great opportunity to give people confidence to speak up and share stories. The goal of this month for the National MS Society is to “help people better understand life with MS and become inspired to do whatever it takes to change the world for people living with [the condition]”.1
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The Corpus is excited to be attending the Medical Affairs Professionals Society conference in New Orleans, Louisiana next week. Over 700 Medical Affairs professionals from around the world will gather at the conference which will feature industry-leading programming, best practice sharing, and plenty of opportunities for networking. This will be our first live event since 2020 and we are looking forward to seeing everyone in person again!
This time last year we were reflecting on the light at the end of the tunnel, with a vaccine being rolled out that would help fight COVID-19. The global situation has certainly improved since then but, unfortunately, we aren’t quite out the other side just yet. 2021 repeatedly threw challenges our way and businesses were forced to continue to adapt and evolve in order to survive. As an online education provider we were in a very fortunate position, and we’ve successfully run hundreds of online meetings over the past 12 months.
Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death worldwide, of which the vast majority is non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)(1). Early-stage NSCLC can be treated with surgery alone, while later stages are likely to also require adjuvant or combination therapies such as radiotherapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy. If gene mutations are detected among cancer cells, then targeted therapy could also be administered.
The use of AI to aid diagnosis has been heralded increasingly often as an imminent evolution in the world of gastroenterology (1, 2). Thanks to an Italian study, in April the FDA has approved for the first time a tool for colonoscopy that helps doctors detect suspicious lesions in real time whilst performing the examination (3, 4).
Owing to social restrictions still in place in the continued effort to halt the COVID-19 pandemic, the next ESMO Breast Cancer Congress 2021 (5-8 May 2021) is due to take place in a fully virtual environment.
Heart failure (HF) is a pressing and illusive public health epidemic. Nearly 50% of all HF cases involve HFpEF — to which there is no defined therapy (1). As such, refining prediction and treatment of HF is a crucial step in alleviating high morbidity and mortality (2). The development of novel clinical tools and therapies that assist in the diagnosis and management of HF, such as the use of biomarkers, are essential to improving patient outcomes.
A year has passed since The Corpus closed its offices due to the pandemic and the Prime Minister asked us all to work from home ‘for a few weeks’. Three national lockdowns later and the team has now been working from home for an entire year – a long time to be apart by anyone’s standards.
So, to mark this strange anniversary, we asked everyone at The Corpus what they have been up to over the past 12 months and what they have learned.
Migraine, whether episodic or chronic, is a complex condition characterised by a wide spectrum of symptoms – from hypersensitivity, nausea and sickness to visual disturbances, loss of concentration and vertigo.
Vaccination is one of the most effective investments in global health: WHO reports that vaccines save 2–3 million lives each year, with a considerable potential for growth should worldwide coverage improve.