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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.

By Jonathan Gang, Communications Manager, ALS Therapy Development Institute  |  May 27, 2020

ALS and Precision Medicine: Learning from Patients Worldwide

The ALS Therapy Development Institute  (ALS TDI)  is a comprehensive drug discovery lab focused solely on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks the nerves responsible for voluntary movement. People with ALS can ultimately become completely paralyzed and the average life expectancy is usually between…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  May 13, 2020

What is ALS?

May is ALS Awareness Month, and Real World Health Care wants to support the ALS patient community by bringing awareness to this disease. The following “primer” provides need-to-know information about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS Defined ALS is one of a group of conditions…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Apr 29, 2020

Growing Up with Huntington’s Disease

Next month marks Huntington’s Disease (HD) Awareness Month and Real World Health Care is dedicating this column to an important part of the Huntington’s patient community: children, teens and young adults. “Whether youth have a parent with Huntington’s or if they themselves have the early-onset form of the disease called…more.

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