Tag Archives: Therapy

10-day breast cancer therapy as effective as 6-week alternative: study

A groundbreaking study has found a breast cancer treatment that takes just 10 days could be just as effective as a more invasive version that lasts around six weeks. A decade-long analysis of accelerated partial breast cancer radiation — which involves targeting only the affected area — on patients with early-stage cases appeared to have… Read More »

Flipping the script on novel cancer therapy leads to insights into lupus

In the last decade, scientists discovered that blocking a key regulator of the immune system helped unleash the body’s natural defenses against several forms of cancer, opening up a new era of cancer immunotherapy. Now Yale scientists have essentially flipped this script and found that when impaired a molecularly similar regulator can cause the damaging… Read More »

Sage’s oral depression therapy fails in late-stage trial; shares plunge

(Reuters) – Sage Therapeutics Inc said on Thursday its experimental drug failed to improve condition of patients with severe depression in a late-stage study, setting up the drugmaker to lose about $ 4 billion in valuation when the market opens. The hotly anticipated data was expected to allow the company to widen its reach in… Read More »

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 »

New cell therapy improves memory and stops seizures following TBI

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine developed a breakthrough cell therapy to improve memory and prevent seizures in mice following traumatic brain injury. The study, titled “Transplanted interneurons improve memory precision after traumatic brain injury,” was published today in Nature Communications. Traumatic brain injuries affect 2 million Americans each year and cause cell death… Read More »