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Cancer immunotherapy may work better in patients with specific genes

Date:December 15, 2017 Source:Columbia University Medical Center Summary:Investigators have been trying to understand why and have recently found how an individual’s own genes can play a role in the response to the immunotherapy drugs. Cancer cells arise when DNA is mutated, and these cells should be recognized as “foreign” by the immune system. However, cancer…

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute CEO Wants To Tax Biopharma To Pay For The NIH

Dr. Laurie Glimcher, President and CEO of the Dana-Faber Cancer Institute (DFCI), is justifiably concerned that Congress is not providing sufficient funding for the NIH. She expressed her worries last week at the Forbes Healthcare Summit in NYC saying that “places like the DFCI are where new drugs are born” and that “decreased funding to…

NurOwn, Now in Phase 3 Trial, Shows Potential in ALS Patients with Rapid Progression, BrainStorm’s CMO Says in Interview

BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics released new data on potential biomarkers from its Phase 2 trial investigating NurOwn, the company’s cell therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), at the International Symposium on ALS/MND meeting held in Boston last week. Both these findings and an ongoing Phase 3 trial, now recruiting patients in the U.S., were discussed in greater detail with Ralph…

Dpharm 2017 Summary now available

The Conference Forum was delighted to present the 7th annual DPharm: Disruptive Innovations to Advance Clinical Trials conference, with a full day dedicated to Mobile in Clinical Trials on Wednesday September 6. Mark your calendars, DPharm 2018 will take place, September 25-26 in Boston. We are dedicated to presenting the annual event that the life science industry can rely on for the latest thinking…

Join FierceBiotech at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

Will you be at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in January? If so, I hope you’ll join us for the FierceBiotech Executive Breakfast, Get Good Science and the Money will Follow on January 9th at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. The event will run from 7:00AM-8:30AM and will include a full buffet breakfast. Biotech…