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Study: Nearly Three-Quarters Of Commonly Used Medical Scopes Tainted By Bacteria

(Kaiser Health News) Apr 23, 2018 - In an ominous sign for patient safety, 71 percent of reusable medical scopes deemed ready for use on patients tested positive for bacteria at three major U.S. hospitals, according to a new study.

EU Reviewing MSD’s Keytruda/Chemo Combo

(PharmaTimes [UK]) Apr 24, 2018 - European regulators have kicked off a review of MSD’s Keytruda/pemetrexed combination for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

How a Patient Advocacy Group Is Used To Promote An Insys Drug and Other Fentanyl Meds

(STAT Plus) Apr 23, 2018 - Between 2012 and early 2017, Insys provided at least $2.5 million to U.S. Pain Foundation, a nonprofit organization, and the money was earmarked for a patient assistance program called Gain for Pain.

Ex-Roche Scientist Reed to Head Sanofi R&D as Zerhouni Retires

(Reuters) Apr 24, 2018 - Sanofi said on Tuesday it had hired former Roche top scientist John Reed to head its research operations from July 1, when Elias Zerhouni retires from the French drugmaker.

AstraZeneca Flop A Fresh Blow To Cancer Immunotherapy Combination

(Reuters) Apr 24, 2018 - The concept of combining two immunotherapy drugs to fight lung cancer - not so long ago one of the hottest ideas in cancer research - has suffered a fresh blow from the failure of an AstraZeneca clinical study.

Bayer Unites with Patient Advocacy Groups to Raise Awareness about Colorectal Cancer

(MarketWatch) Apr 24, 2018 - Bayer is pleased to announce another year of partnership with patient advocacy organizations Colorectal Cancer Alliance (the Alliance) and Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC).

FDA Pumps the Brakes on Epizyme’s Top Cancer Drug Tazemetostat

(Xconomy Boston) Apr 23, 2018 - Epizyme said Monday that a pediatric patient taking its experimental cancer drug tazemetostat developed a new cancer, different than the one tazemetostat had been treating.

Roswell Park Offers Services to CCS Oncology Patients In Need Of Cancer Treatments

(WIVB-TV, Ch. 4 [Williamsville, NY]) Apr 24, 2018 - Some CCS Oncology patients are still trying to figure out where they will continue their cancer treatments.

Size, Structure Help Poziotinib Pose Threat To Deadly Exon 20 Lung Cancer

(MD Anderson) Apr 23, 2018 - A drug that failed to effectively strike larger targets in lung cancer hits a bulls-eye on the smaller target presented by a previously untreatable form of the disease, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in Nature Medicine.

Top 5 Developments and Concerns of Community Oncology Practices

(AJMC Managed Markets Network) Apr 20, 2018 - Reimbursement models, novel gene therapy–based treatments, and price transparency: these were some of the topics covered by presenters and panelists at the annual meeting of the Community Oncology Alliance.