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Risk Factor: For Patients With a Genetic Syndrome That Predisposes Them to Many Cancers, a New Vaccine Could Be a Lifesaver

One of the most common causes of hereditary cancer, Lynch syndrome affects some 1.1 million Americans, who face a lifetime risk of colorectal cancer as high as 80 percent as well as elevated rates of many other cancers, including of the endometrium, kidneys, ovaries and prostate. Patients seldom learn they carry the mutations associated with… Read More »

FDA Approves Trikafta (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) for Cystic Fibrosis Patients Ages 12 and Older Who Have at Least One F508del Mutation

FDA Approves Trikafta (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) for Cystic Fibrosis Patients Ages 12 and Older Who Have at Least One F508del Mutation Print this page BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 21, 2019– Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Trikafta (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF)… Read More »

Smart devices are moving from fitness tracking to monitoring patients with chronic illnesses

 verbaska_studio | Getty Images The first generation of wearable devices, like smartwatches and activity trackers, were aimed at helping generally healthy people track their physical activity. Now, the medical industry is looking for ways to use smart gadgets to monitor patients with chronic illnesses. Keeping track of patients after they go home is increasingly important… Read More »

J&J’s Darzalex pads blockbuster sales with another myeloma nod in new patients

Johnson & Johnson multiple myeloma drug Darzalex hasn’t stopped rolling since hitting the market. After picking up its first nod in previously untreated patients last May, the drug added a second indication in new patients on Thursday—and its sixth overall. The FDA cleared the product in combination with Celgene’s Revlimid and dexamethasone for patients who… Read More »