Is the Rapid Uptake of Immunotherapies Sacrificing Patient Safety?

Is the Rapid Uptake of Immunotherapies Sacrificing Patient Safety?

In a study published in JAMA Oncology, researchers found that a majority of patients eligible for immune checkpoint inhibitors started to receive the treatment within a few months of the drugs approval. In a study published in JAMA Oncology, researchers found that a majority of patients eligible for immune checkpoint inhibitors started to receive the treatment within a few months […]

The Terminally Ill Need More Than the 'Right to Try'

The Terminally Ill Need More Than the 'Right to Try'

Aug. 13, 2018 6:43 p.m. ET After decades of medical research, why is chemotherapy still a mainstay for cancer patients? Why do many Alzheimer’s patients still slide inexorably into helplessness? How did developing a new drug become a multibillion-dollar venture that can take a decade or more? Government deserves a share of the blame. Regulators, […]

BMO, Oppenheimer Out Bullish On Constellation Pharma's Cancer Treatment Opportunity

BMO, Oppenheimer Out Bullish On Constellation Pharma's Cancer Treatment Opportunity

The development-stage biotechnology company Constellation Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNST) uses protein interaction to treat myelofibrosis, in addition to addressing prostate cancer and other tumors. The Analysts Oppenheimer analyst Leah Rush Cann initiated coverage of Constellation with an Outperform rating $21 price target. BMO Capital Markets analyst Do Kim initiated coverage of Constellation with an Outperform rating and $19 price […]

The Egg Whisperer Is On A Crusade To Make People Aware Of Fertility Issues And Solutions

The Egg Whisperer Is On A Crusade To Make People Aware Of Fertility Issues And Solutions

Infertility is the third-most pressing global public health crisis, according to the World Health Organization, impacting over one in ten women. Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh is a reproductive endocrinologist or fertility doctor. Patients affectionately call her “The Egg Whisperer.” Her mission is to help women get ahead of infertility and bring hope to people who have been […]

Copy Number Abnormalities May Inform Survival, Drug Resistance

Copy Number Abnormalities May Inform Survival, Drug Resistance

August 13, 2018 For cancers associated with numerous copy number changes, it is difficult to assign disease classifiers and identify useful targets for drug development. In a study published in Nature Genetics, researchers showed that categorizing copy number abnormalities into distinct sets from […]

China National Drug Administration Sets Guidelines for Overseas Drug Trial Data

China National Drug Administration Sets Guidelines for Overseas Drug Trial Data

In an effort to increase the availability of pharmaceutical treatments in China, the China National Drug Administration has recently released guidelines to allow pharmaceutical drugs that have already undergone clinical trials in other countries to enter the Chinese market without undergoing domestic clinical trials, subject to certain requirements regarding trial data. On July 10, the […]