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Novartis Provides Hurricane Relief During Team Building Day

As a healthcare company, Novartis employees are no strangers to helping others. However, their recent team building event in Hanover, NJ helped them discover new ways to put their servitude to good use. 18 more words

Team Building

Gene Therapy Is Revolutionary Science That Can Cure Blindness. Is It Worth $1 Million a Pop?

2017 has been a marquee year for gene therapy and medical technologies which harness—and manipulate—the body’s very biological building blocks to fight disease. But with great innovation comes profound questions about cost. 330 more words


Bill Gates just donated $50 million to look for out-of-the-box Alzheimer's cures

There hasn’t been a new drug approved to treat Alzheimer’s in more than a decade, and Bill Gates is impatient for a cure.

In a blog post published t0day (Nov. 557 more words

Where I am now

I’ve been quiet on my blog lately. It doesn’t mean I am not writing or thinking about our cancer mess. It certainly doesn’t mean that I am feeling so great that I don’t need to blog anymore. 1,205 more words

Coping After Cancer

We've Had Terrible Luck Trying to Cure Alzheimer's. But What If We Could Prevent It?

The story of potential Alzheimer’s cures has been pretty depressing over the last couple of decades. But what if, instead of focusing on just treating Alzheimer’s and dementia after the brain-eating conditions have already set in, we could actually prevent it in the first place? 470 more words


Pegfilgrastim accepted by EMA for regulatory review

Sandoz, a Novartis Division, and the global leader in biosimilars, announced today that its biosimilar to EU-authorized Neulasta®* (pegfilgrastim) has been accepted by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for regulatory review. 53 more words

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The FDA Just Approved a Second Revolutionary Gene Therapy. A Third Is Probably on the Way

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gilead Science unit Kite Pharma’s groundbreaking cancer gene therapy treatment Yescarta. It’s the second approval for this pioneering approach to cancer treatment, which involves re-engineering patients’ own immune cells to become cancer killers, after the… 409 more words