By Ginny Dunn  |  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,…more.

By Chelsea Lingrel  |  Sep 16, 2020

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

_____________________________________________________________________ By Dr. Kelvin Moses, Associate Professor of Urology at Vanderbilt University, and Robert Ginyard, Chairman of the Board, ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer Editor’s Note: September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Real World Health Care would like to thank ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer…more.

By Chelsea Lingrel  |  Sep 2, 2020

CAR-T Cell Immunotherapy: What to Expect

_____________________________________________________________________ By Claire Saxton, Vice President, Education and Outreach, Cancer Support Community 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,…more.

By Ginny Dunn  |  Aug 19, 2020

The Evolution of CAR-T Therapy

_____________________________________________________________________ By Lee Greenberger, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 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…more.

By Ginny Dunn  |  Aug 6, 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…more.

By Ginny Dunn  |  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…more.

By Ginny Dunn  |  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…more.

By Ginny Dunn  |  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…more.

By Ginny Dunn  |  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…more.

By Ginny Dunn  |  May 29, 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…more.

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