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New patient visits were down by as much as 70% since the beginning of the pandemic.
Danbury’s clinical trial is for patients with advanced metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), while Norwalk’s is for patients with certain types of solid tumors, such as advanced colorectal cancer.
“We have had patients having to travel 40-50 miles for cancer care, particularly with post-surgical procedures when they’re not feeling well," hospital president Norman Roth said. “There’s no reason to have to continue to do that.”
Sema4 is previewing the new offerings at the American Society for Clinical Oncology 2019 Annual Meeting.
When my father was diagnosed with cancer he couldn’t remember the name of the doctor who gave him the diagnosis. All he could recall was that he had an inoperable plum-shaped tumor wrapped around his aorta. Fearing the worst, it is nearly impossible to retain the details a doctor or caregiver shares.
The event will include an update on the Westchester County Biotech Blueprint, symposium with scientific presentations, a career workshop and an investors “fireside chat.”
The liquid biopsy for ovarian and endometrial cancers has the potential of having the same effect that the pap test has had in lowering the incidences of cervical cancer, says Dr. John Martignetti.
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cell and it is the second most common blood cancer.
“We don’t want to do a big production – we just want to do normal stuff that you would do as a family,” said LivFree founder Daniel Viera.
These cancers commonly appear on sun-exposed areas of the body such as the face, ears, neck, lips and backs of the hands.
Stamford-based Loxo Oncology has entered into a global strategic partnership with San Diego-based Illumina Inc. to commercially develop a multi-gene panel for broad tumor profiling.
Loxo Oncology will receive an upfront payment of $400 million and will be eligible for $450 million in milestone payments upon regulatory approvals.
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