Tag Archives: Therapy

Novartis’ new cell therapy facility could ease manufacturing squeeze for CAR-T med Kymriah

Novartis’ big push into cell and gene therapy hasn’t been the smoothest of rides, with a data manipulation scandal hamstringing Zolgensma and manufacturing concerns hurting CAR-T cancer therapy Kymriah. Could a new European facility help turn around the latter’s production bottleneck?  Novartis last week opened its newest cell and gene therapy facility in Stein, Switzerland,… Read More »

Novartis slaps $2M-plus price tag on newly approved gene therapy Zolgensma—and cost watchdogs approve

Industry watchers have been speculating for months about just how high Novartis would price gene therapy Zolgensma on approval—and just how payers would cover it. And with the FDA’s green light, they now have an answer. The Swiss drugmaker will roll out the drug, a one-time treatment for pediatric patients less than 2 years of… Read More »

Breast cancer in young women: Good outcomes with advised therapy

Breast cancer in young women is characterised by more aggressive biological features as compared to those arising in older patients but outcomes are good when guideline-recommended treatments are given, according to ESMO Spokesperson Dr. Matteo Lambertini from IRCCS Policlinico San Martino Hospital — University of Genoa, Italy, commenting on results of two studies presented during… Read More »

Wales to become a ‘global player’ in cancer treatment using therapy which treated Ashya King

Wales to become a ‘global player’ in cancer treatment as pioneering centre opens offering proton beam that saved Ashya King to NHS patients The first UK centre using the method was officially opened today  Rutherford Cancer Centre has been treating cancer patients since April 2018  Ryan Scott, 23, is the first NHS Wales patient to… Read More »

Therapy dogs to be trained to accompany mentally impaired

Founded in 2014 by visually impaired lawyer Nurdeniz Tunçer and Maggie Moore, the wife of the U.K.’s former Ambassador to Turkey, Richard Moore, the Guide Dogs Association trains special dogs not only to accompany the visually impaired, but also as companions for mentally challenged children. The guide dogs are usually chosen from among certain breeds… Read More »