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Merck, Pfizer drug combo extends kidney cancer survival: study

Feb 17, 2019 , Reuters
A combination of Merck & Co's immunotherapy Keytruda and Pfizer Inc's Inlyta helped patients with advanced kidney cancer live longer than those receiving and older Pfizer standalone therapy, according to data from a late-stage study presented on Saturday....
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Nektar, Bristol combo drug shows signs of tumor reduction in bladder cancer patients

Feb 16, 2019 , Reuters
Nektar Therapeutics said on Friday some patients with advanced bladder cancer treated with a combination of its experimental treatment and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co's immunotherapy, Opdivo, showed signs of tumor reduction in an early-stage study....
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U.S. Medicare plans to track CAR-T cancer therapy outcomes

Feb 16, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Friday proposed coverage of expensive CAR-T cell therapies at cancer centers that meet criteria including a registry or clinical study to monitor how well patients fare for at least two years after treatment....
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Merck to further study Keytruda in prostate cancer after early success

Feb 15, 2019 , Reuters
Merck & Co Inc said on Thursday it was launching three late-stage studies for its cancer immunotherapy Keytruda as a combination treatment for prostate cancer after the drug showed anti-tumor activity in an early-stage trial....
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Stimulating The Vagus Nerve In The Neck Might Help Ease Pain Associated With PTSD

Feb 15, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental condition caused by a traumatic event. People with PTSD may experience intrusive memories, negative thoughts, anxiety and chronic pain. The condition is typically treated with a combination of psychotherapy, anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medic......
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PET Imaging Agent May Allow Early Measurement Of Efficacy Of Breast Cancer Therapy

Feb 14, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Physicians may soon have a new way to measure the efficacy or failure of hormone therapy for breast cancer patients, according to new research published in the February issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Researchers report that positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with 18F-fluorofuranyl......
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Noninvasive Liquid Biopsies Rapidly, Accurately Determine Response To Cancer Treatment

Feb 14, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Results of two clinical studies have added to evidence that blood-based liquid biopsies can accurately track lung cancer treatment responses by measuring circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) during immunotherapy and related treatments. “There is an unmet clinical need for real-time, noninvasive detection ......
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Azar: HHS examining insurer policy requiring patients to start over on step therapy

Feb 13, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Alex Azar blasted the insurer practice of having a patient start over on step therapy if they switch insurance plans, as HHS aims to apply step therapy to Medicare Part B and...
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Tanzanian Tycoon Reginald Mengi To Establish Stem Cell Research Center

Feb 13, 2019 , Forbes
Reginald Mengi, one of Tanzania’s most successful businessmen, has disclosed that a subsidiary of his conglomerate, the IPP Group, is partnering with health experts and medical companies around the globe to establish the first Stem Cell Research and Therapy center in the East African...
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Merck, Pfizer combo treatment boosts kidney cancer survival

Feb 12, 2019 , Reuters
Drugmaker Merck & Co Inc said on Monday that the combination of its cancer immunotherapy Keytruda with Pfizer Inc's Inlyta cut the risk of death nearly in half for patients with the most common form of kidney cancer when compared with treatment with chemotherapy drug Sutent....
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Patients With Bone Infections May Benefit As Much From Oral Antibiotics As IVs, OVIVA Study Finds

Feb 12, 2019 , Forbes
For patients with bone infections, there is no significant difference in response between oral antibiotics and prolonged IV antibiotic therapy per new OVIVA...
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With Gene Therapy, University Of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center Targets Rare Form Of Childhood Blindness

Feb 12, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Eye troubles detected at infancy began to take their toll when Emma Kate Roden started walking. The toddler would often bump into things because of poor eyesight. Now age 7, a rare genetic condition has continued to eat away at her vision. She can’t see after dark, so there are night lights in eve......
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Addiction treatment providers go mobile

Feb 10, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
There's growing interest in using empirically validated, mobile app-based therapeutic tools that allow providers to remotely offer therapy, skills training and support to their patients in between face-to-face...
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FDA OKs First Targeted Therapy for Rare Blood Clotting Disorder

Feb 09, 2019 , RxList
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved caplacizumab (Cablivi, Ablynx), the first therapy specifically for adults with acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP), a rare and life-threatening blood clotting...
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UniQure gene therapy shows promising result in mid-stage trial

Feb 09, 2019 , Reuters
Gene therapy company UniQure NV said on Friday its treatment for hemophilia B increased the levels of a protein that helps in blood clotting after 12 weeks in a relatively small study....
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Treating kids’ sleep apnea may keep them safer on the street

Feb 09, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Kids with obstructive sleep apnea may be at lower risk of accidents with oncoming vehicles during the day if they use positive airway pressure, or PAP, therapy at night, a new study suggests....
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The Stepping Stones Group Partners With The Perfect Playground

Feb 09, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The Stepping Stones Group (Stepping Stones), a leading national provider of therapy and behavioral health services to children in the K-12 educational setting, today announced its partnership with The Perfect Playground OT, PT, & SLP, PLLC (The Perfect Playground), a New York based therapy company. ......
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Gene therapy stocks plunge after poor trial data

Feb 08, 2019 , Reuters
Shares of U.S. gene therapy companies sank on Thursday after drugs developed by two small firms failed to show promise in separate clinical trials, underscoring the challenges in an emerging, lucrative field of biotech....
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Big Health follows up Sleepio with Daylight, an app for anxiety

Feb 07, 2019 jonah.comstock@mobihealthnews.com (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
Like its predecessor, the app combines artistic presentation with proven cognitive behavioral therapy...
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GSK pays up to $4.2 billion for Merck KGaA cancer immunotherapy

Feb 06, 2019 , Reuters
GlaxoSmithKline bolstered its cancer drug development pipeline on Tuesday, agreeing to pay up to 3.7 billion euros ($4.2 billion) to Germany's Merck KGaA for the rights to a next-generation immunotherapy....
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