• Foundation Medicine, Flatiron Health publish clinical validity of clinico-genomics database April 15, 2019
    In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers from Flatiron Health and Foundation Medicine confirmed the previously known clinical and genomic features of non-small cell lung cancer patients using a large clinico-genomics database, and demonstrated that this resource could also be used to glean new insights about emerging disease-linked biomarkers.
  • Incysus Therapeutics gets FDA approval for brain cancer treatment trial April 15, 2019
    Incysus Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company with offices in New York and Birmingham, has received FDA approval for a clinical study of a new immunotherapy for the treatment of brain cancer. The approval of the will allow Incysus to initiate a first-in-human Phase 1 clinical trial of gene-modified T cells for cancer immunotherapy for glioblastoma multiforme, […]
  • Medicare ACOs could lose bonuses due to quality measure change April 15, 2019
    Accountable care organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program claim they may lose out on some of their bonuses after the CMS made unexpected changes to a smoking cessation measure. Medicare ACOs were recently surprised to see during 2018 quality reporting for the CMS program that substantial changes had been made to ACO-17, a preventive […]
  • Thinking ahead with health insurance before traveling abroad April 15, 2019
    When it comes to spring break and summer vacation, it’s easy to forget about the scariest things that could happen, but insurance agents at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota say it’s important to always be prepared. Insurance agent Jeremy Hoglund stopped by FOX 21 Local News to offer tips and advice for planning […]
  • Annual health disparities symposium focuses on policy, systems, environmental changes April 15, 2019
    Birmingham's Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center will host the 14th annual UAB Health Disparities Research Symposium on Thursday, April 18, at the Hilton Birmingham at UAB. The symposium highlights work by academic investigators, students and community partners in basic science, clinical research, social and behavioral science, and community-based and health outcomes research the […]
  • Earlier molecular testing may boost CML response April 15, 2019
    "Earlier monitoring may have the potential to reduce the rate of CML progression and lower associated health care resource utilization and costs," reported Elias Jabbour, M.D., an associate professor in the Department of Leukemia at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston. Dr. Jabbour noted that the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) […]
  • Public health startup Cityblock raises $65 million in Series B funding April 15, 2019
    Redpoint Ventures has led a $65 million Series B in Cityblock, a healthcare company focused on providing improved care to low-income neighborhoods. The business launched roughly 18 months ago out of Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs, an urban innovation incubator known for projects like mobility data startup Coord, which itself raised a $5 million round in October.
  • Health Rocks, Escape to Wellness expo encourages healthy habits at New York college April 15, 2019
    Health issues and concerns were on display at SUNY Polytechnic Institute recently, as well as expert advice on staying well. The theme for this year's expo was "Health Rocks, Escape to Wellness." More than 100 tables were set up for students including reflexology, vision, dental health and substance abuse prevention.
  • How to design a sustainable medical device April 15, 2019
    Environmentally conscious product design has taken hold across many industries, including medical devices. Manufacturers who want to design and produce sustainable medical devices and medical electrical equipment must meet certain standards to claim environmentally conscious design.
  • Expanding employee access to mental healthcare April 15, 2019
    The EARN Mental Health toolkit — created by the DOL’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and its Employee Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion, or EARN — includes an educational framework and a list of case studies of successful programs at organizations of various sizes.