Tag Archives: Treatment

Commentary: Novartis CEO: Gene therapy offers hope of cures in a treatment, but US needs new pricing, payment model

We live in an incredible era of progress in human health. Advances in cell and gene therapies are beginning to yield powerful new treatments for some of the most devastating illnesses. With many of these new therapies we are no longer combating diseases over time, but potentially curing them in a single treatment. This is… Read More »

Alex Trebek ‘doing well’ with cancer but treatment leaves him with bouts of ‘deep, deep sadness’

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek says his cancer indicators have gone down — but his well-being hasn’t necessarily improved accordingly. “My oncologist says I’m doing well even though I don’t always feel it,” Trebek said Wednesday on Good Morning America, joking that he has discovered he is “a big wuss.” Trebek, who was diagnosed this year… Read More »

Liver transplant 'game changing' treatment approved

A new procedure for storing livers donated for transplant has been hailed a “game changer” and approved for use on the NHS. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) say perfusion machines could increase the number of livers that can be safely used for transplantation. They store donated livers at body temperature, which… Read More »