The Impact of Colon Cancer According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), colon cancer is the third-leading type of cancer death in the United States. Cancer in the colon usually starts from polyps or other precancerous growths in the rectum or the colon (large intestine). As part of a colorectal cancer screening and surveillance […]
Posts Tagged ‘cancer’
Janssen Gets Patient Support With The Unveiling Of Cancer.com
It’s been a long time in the making, but it’s finally completed. Janssen, a pharmaceutical company owned by Johnson & Johnson, just unveiled a new digital site, Cancer.com. The new site provides patients, caregivers, and loved ones with loads of content and resources. It even offers users the ability to customize and personalize the site […]
McKinsey Advises Pharma: Focus On Solutions, Not Assets
In a recent post, I took an in-depth look at the first of three critical themes for success in the digital age, as identified by McKinsey & Company through interviews with 20 pharma executives:
Why Little Money Goes Into Prevention And Early-Stage Research
At the end of 2015, Austin Frakt, a health economist, researcher, and contributor to The New York Times’ The Upshot, wrote about the life sciences industry’s lack of interest in developing medicines that prevent cancer.
Why Isn’t Twitter Used To Recruit Patients For Clinical Trials?
As we mentioned in our life sciences trends guide for 2016, patient recruitment is a constant challenge that needs to be confronted head-on with innovative tactics and technology. The mere fact that only 5% of cancer patients ever enroll in a trial is simply unacceptable, considering how connected we are in the digital era.
Collaborative Clinical Trials Are Driving Precision Medicine
“There are as many types of lung cancer as there are patients with lung cancer. We now understand lung cancer is unique to each patient and tailored treatments are more effective and less toxic. With the rapid developments being made in targeted treatment options available to patients with lung cancer, chemotherapy, radiation and surgery […]
The Best Digital Site For Cancer Stats
It’s fair, or rather unfair, to say that most of us are affected directly or indirectly by cancer. While oncology treatments continue to be developed at a pace that many therapeutic areas would be envious of, we still have a long way to go. According to the FDA, in 2015, 18 drugs related to […]
Cancer “Moonshot” Focuses on Technology and Data
It is no surprise that the roadmap for Vice President Biden’s Cancer “Moonshot” revolves around technology and data sharing. As part of his cancer “moonnshot”, Vice President Joe Biden pledged to work to increase cancer research resources and improve coordination across the research community. In a recent post on Medium , Biden said breaking down […]
Biden Aims To Use “Data And Technology” To Help Eliminate Cancer
Last week, I wrote that Vice President Joe Biden was going to meet with cancer researchers to talk about regulatory questions revolving around precision medicine. Today, we know much more about the cancer “moonshot” President Obama charged Biden with in this week’s State of the Union address. In a post on the publishing platform […]
A Bipartisan Effort To End Cancer
According to STAT, Vice President Joe Biden is meeting with over a dozen of the nation’s top cancer researchers today to talk about regulatory questions revolving around precision medicine. As you might recall, Biden’s son, Beau, recently died of brain cancer at the age of 46.
Targeting Prostate Cancer With Precision Medicine
Every time I hear about precision medicine showing signs of effective disease treatment, I want to share it with you. Here’s one to add to the collection.
The Huntsman Cancer Institute Is Beautiful
The Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), an academic research hospital designed and founded by Jon Huntsman, Sr., a cancer survivor, well-known businessman, and the father of Utah’s past governor Jon Huntsman, Jr., recently put out a heartwarming commercial that showcases why it’s different from any other cancer treatment center. Aside from the unique look and feel of […]