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ATTENTION: HealthWell Foundation’s hotline will be closed on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 to allow our contact center team the flexibility to safely vote. The hotline will re-open on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. We encourage you to continue to use our Patient, Pharmacy and Provider Portals during this time.  Please note: if you are contacting us about a payment or grant, it is faster to email us at grants@healthwellfoundation.org.  The HealthWell Team.

 

 

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By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Oct 14, 2020

October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month

Editor’s Note: October marks Liver Cancer Awareness Month, and Real World Health Care is honored to shine a spotlight on one organization dedicated to improving liver health, increasing awareness, and advocating for liver disease, not just this month, but year round. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Liver Cancer…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Sep 30, 2020

Tourette & Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics

This week on Real World Health Care, we continue our series on Movement Disorders with a conversation with Matthew Capriotti, PhD, associate professor of Psychology at San Jose State University. Dr. Capriotti, who collaborates actively with the Tourette Association of America (TAA) to conduct research, advocacy, and educational events, has…more.

By Dr. Kelvin Moses and Robert Ginyard  |  Sep 16, 2020

Physicians and Patients Both Have a Role to Play in Eradicating Health Disparities Among African-Americans

Editor’s Note: September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Real World Health Care would like to thank ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer for reminding us that prostate cancer disproportionately affects Black patients, as detailed in the following article from their Journey to ZERO blog. We invite our subscribers…more.

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By Claire Saxton, Vice President, Education and Outreach, Cancer Support Community  |  Sep 2, 2020

CAR-T Cell Immunotherapy: What to Expect

As the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, the Cancer Support Community (CSC), including its Gilda’s Club affiliates, is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. CSC achieves its mission through three areas: direct…more.

By Lee Greenberger, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society  |  Aug 19, 2020

The Evolution of CAR-T Therapy

Over the past two decades there’s been tremendous progress in understanding how to harness the body’s immune system to fight cancer. Today, immunotherapy is a mainstay of cancer treatment. One of the most exciting areas of immunotherapy is CAR (chimeric antigen receptor) T-cell therapy. This treatment involves purifying a special…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Aug 5, 2020

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: CAR-T Cell Therapy Initiatives

Last year, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) launched a new, three-year strategic plan to help transform how multiple myeloma is treated and ultimately cured. One of the plan’s three strategic pillars focuses on immunotherapy, including chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy. Real World Health Care spoke with the MMRF’s…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jul 22, 2020

CAR T-Cell Therapy Gave Me Back My Life

Editor’s Note: This week, Real World Health Care shares an inspirational story of a woman who was diagnosed with lymphoma and received treatment with CAR T-cell therapy. “CAR-T Cell Therapy Gave Me My Life Back” is reprinted with permission from the Association of Community Cancer Centers. Updated in April 2020,…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jul 8, 2020

Tardive Dyskinesia: Shedding Light on A Serious Medication Side Effect

An estimated 44 million adults in the United States—close to 20 percent of the population—have a mental illness. While only a fraction of those adults use antipsychotic medicines to treat their illness, about one in ten who take certain forms of antipsychotics eventually develops a movement disorder called Tardive Dyskinesia…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jun 24, 2020

Does CAR-T Cell Therapy Belong in Community Clinics?

CAR T-cell therapy (CAR-T) has emerged as a highly innovative and promising option for patients with cancer. Until recently, the use of CAR-T has been restricted to small clinical trials, primarily with patients with advanced blood cancers. These trials often are conducted at large, academic medical centers in major metropolitan…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jun 10, 2020

Answers, Acceptance and Advocacy: Growing Up with Tourette Syndrome

The symptoms started in pre-school: vocal tics including throat clearing to barking like a dog, anxiety, and difficulties with fine and gross motor skills and mental processing. Young Adam Fishbein quickly became confused and frustrated—for years, school would be “a nightmare”—and his parents became increasingly alarmed. What was happening to…more.

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