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Daiichi Sankyo Submits Application for CAR T Therapy Axicabtagene Ciloleucel for Treatment of Patients with Certain Relapsed/Refractory B-cell Lymphomas in Japan

(Daiichi Sankyo) Mar 30, 2020 - NDA submission based on previous pivotal trial data and a phase 2 study in Japan in patients with certain relapsed/refractory B-cell lymphomas.

Trump Administration Provides Financial Relief for Medicare Providers

(CMS.gov) Mar 28, 2020 - Under the President’s leadership, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an expansion of its accelerated and advance payment program for Medicare participating health care providers and suppliers, to ensure they have the resources needed to combat the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Cancer Patients Are Eager To Use Immunotherapy But Sometimes Chemotherapy Is The Far Better Option.

(Washington Post) Mar 28, 2020 - Such newer treatments may seem miraculous, but they have drawbacks that chemo, even with it’s sometimes terrible side effects, doesn’t. I recently met a decorated Vietnam veteran with Stage 4 bladder cancer in my clinic. He told me he was willing to do “whatever it takes” to beat his cancer. When he walked in, the first thing I noticed was how pale he looked. His cancer had spread from his bladder into his colon. Because of this, he was losing blood continuously through his stool, making him anemic and weak.

Can A Blood Test Pinpoint Lung Cancers In High-risk People?

(Standford Medicine/Scope Blog) Mar 30, 2020 - In the current study, researchers integrated information from CAPP-Seq with other molecular features of non-small cell lung cancers to develop a test they call 'lung cancer likelihood in plasma', or Lung-CLiP.

Drug Makers On Shaky Ground As Clinical Trials Are Postponed And Drug Launches Delayed Amid Pandemic

(MarketWatch) Mar 29, 2020 - Some experts question whether temporary changes enacted during the pandemic will lead to longer-term shifts in how pharmaceutical companies conduct their clinical and commercial businesses.

Johnson & Johnson to Begin Human Trials of Covid-19 Vaccine by September

(Morningstar/Dow Jones Newswire) Mar 30, 2020 - Johnson & Johnson said Monday that it had made progress on a vaccine to prevent Covid-19 and that the product could be ready in early 2021.

COA Provides Community Oncology Practices with Guide to Small Business Relief

(COA) Mar 30, 2020 - The summary prepared by COA is provided to community oncology practices that may be eligible, in some respects, for small business support under the CARES stimulus bill, which was signed into law.

Vaccine Combo ‘Provocative’ as Cervical Cancer Treatment

(MedPage Today) Mar 27, 2020 - Anti-HPV immunotherapy plus chemo achieve disease control in 86% of patients.

‘A Game Changer’: FDA Authorizes Abbott Labs’ Portable, 5-Minute Coronavirus Test The Size Of A Toaster

(USA Today) Mar 28, 2020 - A five-minute, point-of-care coronavirus test could be coming to urgent care clinics next week, and experts say it could be "game-changing."

AstraZeneca Scores Win As Diabetes Drug Shown To Slow Kidney Disease

(Reuters) Mar 30, 2020 - AstraZeneca's diabetes treatment Farxiga has proven to be "overwhelmingly" effective at slowing chronic kidney disease ahead of the scheduled end of a drug trial, the British drugmaker said, potentially opening a new area of treatment outside diabetes.