With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy releases you might have missed.
Combination of Pembrolizumab and Chemotherapy Doubles Survival in Patients with Metastatic Lung Cancer
The immunotherapy drug Pembrolizumab, when combined with chemotherapy, doubles survival in patients with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSNSCLC) lacking genetic changes in the EGFR or ALK genes, when compared to chemotherapy alone, according to an international, Phase III clinical trial. Principal investigator Leena Gandhi, M.D., Ph.D., director of the thoracic medical oncology program at Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health and associate professor of medicine in the division of Medical Oncology at NYU School of Medicine, presented these findings April 16 at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting in Chicago. The data from this study were simultaneously published online April 16 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
U.S. News & World Report on April 19 released its new rankings of the Best Summer Vacations in the USA. The rankings highlight 20 destinations around the country that are ideal for a seasonal getaway. Providing travelers with a living history lesson and access to the most famous baseball stadium in the country, Boston takes the No. 1 spot on the list of Best Summer Vacations in the USA. The No. 2 spot, Seaside, Ore., is a family-friendly beach town that sees few crowds and provides easy access to nearby natural wonders. Coming in at No. 3, Steamboat Springs, Colo. is ideal for outdoor pursuits, such as hiking and camping.
Tens of millions of America’s nearly 80 million millennials, the diverse generation of Americans between roughly 16 and 34, are not positioned to thrive in today’s world in terms of their level of human capital. This is not an attack on millennials; we are failing many in this generation. As a result, there are significant economic and social consequences for those on the margins—and for all of us, according to the latest research from ETS. Based on analysis of data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, the authors of “Too Big to Fail: Millennials on the Margins” show that nearly half of America’s millennials — around 36 million — are attempting the transition to adult roles with low literacy skills, and more than half — about 46 million — are doing so with low numeracy skills.
RELEVENT, a multi-national media, sports and entertainment group, on April 17 announced the 2018 International Champions Cup presented by Heineken, featuring the largest number of teams, matches and venues in the tournament’s history. This year’s chase for the cup features 18 of the best clubs in the world playing 27 matches across the U.S, Europe and Singapore, delivering on the premier sports property’s mission to transform European soccer’s presence around the world. In its sixth installment, the tournament is known for kicking off the international soccer season by bringing world-class soccer to the masses and slating marquee match-ups that attract record-breaking crowds – including the largest recorded attendance for a soccer match in the U.S.
Nordstrom Inc. opened the doors on April 12 to its very first flagship, full-line New York City location and first ever stand-alone men’s store at 235 West 57th St. The three-level, 47,000-square-foot store offers a differentiated merchandise assortment across all categories, including popular and designer brands, along with a range of convenient services to serve customers on their terms.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.