A Legacy of Hope: David Etzwiler’s Story

A Legacy of Hope: David Etzwiler’s Story

Thanks to advances in treating colon cancer and growing public awareness of the need for preventive screening, the death rate and the rate of occurrence dropped about 3 percent per year from 2003 to 2012. Regular screening with colonoscopies often allows doctors to...
Patient-Centered Puts the “I” in Biotech

Patient-Centered Puts the “I” in Biotech

It’s not that patients haven’t had a voice in the biotech industry. It’s just that they haven’t been heard. A small but mighty force of patient advocates made that known at the BIO 2016 International Convention, while larger sessions echoed the sentiment that company...
Cures by the Numbers

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

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

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

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....