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The Importance of Orphan Drugs

On November 01, 2019, Tags Oncology, Medicine

There are approximately 7,000 rare diseases worldwide (Rarediseases.info.nih.gov, 2019) ranging from genetic in-borne diseases such as Acute-Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL), to infectious diseases...

Modulating toxicity in photodynamic treatment (PDT, light activated) and improving imaging quality of theranostic(a) compounds to diagnose and treat cancer.

On October 30, 2019, Tags News, Oncology

Over the past two decades an array of targeted therapies have begun to revolutionise cancer treatment, providing better clinical outcomes in tumour types which exhibit certain biomarkers In...

Vertex Cystic Fibrosis Drugs approved for NHS use after 3-year financial dispute

On October 29, 2019, Tags Gene Therapy, Medicine

On October the 24th 2019, the NHS reported a licensing agreement with Vertex Pharmaceutical’s range of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) treatments (NHS England, 2019). This comes after a series of failed...

Biogen update: A new push for a failed Alzheimer’s drug!

On October 28, 2019, Tags News, Epidemiology, Medicine

According to the WHO, the worldwide prevalence of people living with dementia amounts to approximately 50 million people, with approximately 60% living in low- or middle- income countries. In...

What are Epiomic™ Epidemiology series reports

On October 25, 2019,

 

PARP inhibitors, an oncologic wonder drug

On October 23, 2019, Tags Oncology

The human body has several mechanisms of maintaining genomic integrity in response to errors that occur during DNA synthesis; deficiency in one such mechanism, homologous recombination repair (HRR...

NICE deems Rubraca® cost effective for the NHS to treat Ovarian Cancer

On October 22, 2019, Tags Pricing Strategies, Gene Therapy, Medicine

As of October 11th, Rubraca (Rucaparib) has been approved for NHS use by NICE in its final draft guidance (NICE, 2019). The drug, developed by the University of Newcastle, will benefit women with...

Breast Cancer Awareness

On October 21, 2019,

October is internationally recognised as Breast Cancer Awareness Month which focuses on increasing awareness and fundraising for future research. The campaign aims to demonstrate support for...

The health implications of e-cigarettes

On October 14, 2019, Tags Medicine

As the scientific understanding and awareness of the detrimental effects smoking tobacco has on the lungs has grown, it has concurrently led to an increase in cigarette substitutes in order to...

HPV Vaccine: A shift in patient groups

On October 09, 2019, Tags Epidemiology

 

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