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Featured - Mark's Story

The past president of the Bikers Against Cancer coalition in Colorado admits it’s been a rocky medical and mental journey since he was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2012 at age 48.

Featured - Jordan's Story

While Seattle Seahawk Jordan Hill was tackling opponents as a Penn State freshman, his dad was getting tackled by diabetes at home in Steelton, Pennsylvania. Read his story to learn what led him to start the Jordan Hill Foundation to raise awareness for diabetes prevention, advance kidney disease research, and focus on programs to help keep children active socially, intellectually and physically.

Featured - Kyle's Story

Kyle had to face difficult questions at the young age of 17 after learning he had a disease called Friedreich’s Ataxia. Known as FA, it is a rare, degenerative neuromuscular disorder that causes a loss of coordination in the arms and legs, vision impairment, scoliosis and serious heart conditions. This disease, like many others, often takes families like Kyle’s by surprise because it stems from a recessive trait and parents do not know they are carriers until it affects their child.

Featured - Rob's Story

Just like anyone who has gone through something traumatic, Rob can easily rattle off the dates that changed his life. December 14, 2010 — one day after his 22nd birthday — he had surgery to remove a brain tumor. Read more about Rob’s story and his journey to “kick cancer”.

A Legacy of Hope: David Etzwiler’s Story

Valerie Etzwiler of Colorado knows all too well that disease can strike the young. Her brother, David, was 26 when he was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. But the legacy of hope he left behind supports the fight for future cures.

Patient-Centered Puts the “I” in Biotech

Healthcare is pivoting to the patient. We explore the impact that patient-centered healthcare has on biotech, and the promise it holds for people living with rare and chronic diseases.

Cures by the Numbers

What goes into finding a cure? Amidst the therapies, the trials, the risk — the answer starts with one. Only one in 1,000 potential medicines in preclinical testing makes it to human testing. Once in human testing, only one in 10 is approved for sale. And only two of...

Meet the Cancer Killer

To answer the national call to cure cancer, the public and private sector will need a renewed commitment to providing funding for biomedical research. A Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute researcher developing a potential cure for cancer can attest to that, recalling...

World Hemophilia Day: Expanding Access to Treatment

Treatment is available for people with hemophilia and a cure could be just around the corner -- that’s the message for April 17’s World Hemophilia Day. Globally, about 1 in 1,000 people has the bleeding disorder; in the U.S. about 20,000 people live with it. The...

Role Reversal: Young Americans Move in to Help Aging Parents

Having an adult child live at home is not the norm for many parents, but for adults with serious health conditions, especially seniors 65 and older, the extra help and financial support are often necessary. Multigenerational living is a trend we are seeing in the U.S....

Bioscience is fueling the economy in Massachusetts

Bioscience is fueling the economy in Massachusetts Massachusetts is one of the best places to be if you want to be part of the bioscience industry. It helps feed, fuel and heal the world, and provides the state with a powerful economic engine. According to a 2014...

Diabetes Association Alert Day: Diabetes Then and Now

Diabetes Association Alert Day: Diabetes Then and Now March 22 is American Diabetes Association Alert Day, a nationwide wake-up call for Americans to take the Type 2 diabetes risk test. Twenty-six million Americans have diabetes and another 79 million are at risk of...

Bioscience is a growing industry in Colorado with more and more good-paying jobs

Bioscience is a growing industry in Colorado with more and more good-paying jobs In 2003, Colorado committed to making the biosciences a key driver of the state’s economy. That commitment has led to a large and growing bioscience industry that’s producing jobs and...

Rare Disease Day 2016: Continuing the fight for cures

Rare Disease Day 2016: Continuing the Fight for Cures Starting on February 29th and throughout the month of March, voices at special events around the globe are talking about the fight for cures as they honor #RareDisease. Nearly 30 million people in the United States...

Time is Precious

Today’s breakthroughs in biopharmaceutical medicines are delivering more than stunning outcomes, more than cures. They are giving us hope. They are giving us time, time, what is more precious? Priceless.

Biologic Substitution

Learn more about the difference between biologic medicines and small molecule medicines and the need for public policy changes at the state level to ensure access to new life-saving therapies.