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Trump Tastes Failure As U.S. House Healthcare Bill Collapses

(Reuters) Mar 25, 2017 - President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies.

Affordable Care Act Remains ‘Law Of The Land,’ But Trump Vows To Explode It

(Washington Post) Mar 24, 2017 - Although House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) acknowledged Friday that “Obamacare is the law of the land,” its survival or collapse in practical terms now rests with decisions that are in President Trump’s hands.

New Lung Cancer Drug From AstraZeneca is Approved in China

(BloombergQuint) Mar 27, 2017 - AstraZeneca Plc said it had a key lung cancer drug approved in China, opening up a new market for the therapy and allowing U.K.’s second-biggest drugmaker to reach thousands of new patients in country where the disease is surging.

Drug Companies Are Buying Ads on Shows They Know Donald Trump Watches

(Bloomberg) Mar 23, 2017 - The top trade association for U.S. drugmakers is spending more on television advertising than any other special-interest group, part of a multi-year campaign to repair the industry’s reputation and counter President Donald Trump’s claims that it’s “getting away with murder” on pricing.

Team of Scientists Demonstrate Path for Tackling Rare Cancers with No Effective Treatment

(Mount Sinai Hospital) Mar 23, 2017 - An international team of scientists led by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and UConn School of Medicine have reported the results of a genome sequencing study for an extremely rare form of cancer.

FDA Fast-Tracks Genentech’s Rituxan

(Drug Store News) Mar 24, 2017 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation status to Genentech’s Rituxan, intended for the treatment of pemphigus vulgaris, a painful, disfiguring and potentially fatal autoimmune disease characterized by progressive blistering of skin and/or mucous membranes.

CancerLocator Tool Aims to Non-Invasively Diagnose Cancer, Pinpoint Tissue of Origin

(GenomeWeb) Mar 24, 2017 - Researchers have developed an approach to glean whether blood samples contain tumor DNA and in which tissue that tumor, if present, is located.

GOP Health-Care Bill: Trump, Ryan Confer at the White House Amid Sustained Opposition

(Washington Post/PowerPost) Mar 24, 2017 - House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) headed to the White House midday to brief President Trump on an overhaul of the nation’s health-care system, amid mounting evidence that enough House Republican would spurn their pitches and send the bill to defeat.

Most Cancer Cases Arise From “Bad Luck”

(Scientific American/STAT) Mar 24, 2017 - It was the study that launched hundreds of scientific rebuttals, insinuations that the authors had been paid off by the chemical industry, and charges that it was a “massive” stunt “hidden behind fancy numbers of doubtful quality.”

‘Jumonji’ Protein Key to Ewing’s Sarcoma Metastasis

(UCCC/Colorado Cancer Blogs) Mar 24, 2017 - By the time Ewing's Sarcoma is diagnosed, primarily in teens and young adults, it has often spread from its primary site to other parts of the body, making it difficult to treat.