The immunotherapy medicine Keytruda (chemical name: pembrolizumab) along with chemotherapy offered better progression-free survival than chemotherapy alone as the first treatment for metastatic triple-negative breast cancer or triple-negative breast cancer that has come back (recurred) in the breast area but can’t be removed with surgery, with high levels of the PD-L1 protein, according to the KEYNOTE-355 study.
On April 22, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to Trodelvy (chemical name: sacituzumab govitecan-hziy) to treat adults diagnosed with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer who have received at least two previous treatments for metastatic disease.
The number of Iowa residents taking part in the federal nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) declined 8.5 percent from fiscal years 2015 to 2019, the U.S. Food and Nutrition Service reported.
The top 1 percent of earners in Iowa are taxed at an effective rate of 7.7 percent, compared to the state’s 10.7 percent tax rate on the middle 20 percent of income earners, according to a new 24/7 Wall St. analysis.
Fourth-graders in Iowa on average scored 221 on a standardized reading test administered last year, which is one point above the 2019 national average calculated by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).