Novartis

Vaccine injection

Princeton to start mass meningitis B vaccinations

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University was set Monday to start the vaccination of nearly 6,000 students to try to stop an outbreak of type B meningitis. The Ivy League school in New Jersey is […]

12/09/2013

In this October 2012 photo provided by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Emily Whitehead is checked by pediatric oncologist, Dr. Stephan A. Grupp, at the hospital. In early 2012, she was the first child given gene therapy for acute lymphocytic leukemia and shows no sign of cancer today, nearly 21 months after. (AP Photo/The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Ed Cunicelli)

Gene therapy scores big wins against blood cancers

In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients’ blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy […]

12/07/2013

FDA

FDA panel sees risk in long-used osteoporosis drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of federal health experts says a long-established bone strengthening drug should no longer be used by women because there is little evidence it works and it may actually increase the risk of cancer.

03/05/2013

FDA

FDA expands approval of Bayer cancer drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Monday expanded approval of a Bayer cancer pill to treat tumors of the intestinal tract that don’t respond to other treatments.

02/25/2013

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