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Meet Terry Barter

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Meet Bob Tufts

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Meet Lynne Jacoby - In Memorial

In April 2012, Lynne B. Jacoby was diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer, one of the most difficult cancers to treat. Read more...

Meet Don Wright

Marathoner Don Wright is on his way to running 100 marathons, even though he is 73 years old and is undergoing treatment for Read more...

Cancer therapies have made a great deal of progress in recent years, but access to this progress is at risk. Cancer patients are often told that treatments giving them a few more weeks aren’t worth it? But increasingly, living even two weeks longer can mean a fuller and even longer life. New medicines that target specific tumors not only improve well-being, they give people the chance to try a series of new treatments that can allow people to become cancer free.

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Chemical & Engineering News: Will Patients’ Needs Be Recognized in Showdown Over New High-Priced, Highly Effective Drugs?

A provocative and wide-ranging article in the February 16, 2015 issue of Chemical & Engineering News by Rick Mullin describes the existing network of patients, pharmaceutical companies, and insurance …


CMPI: Biotech Game-Changers Meet to Promote Earlier Access to Lifesaving Medicines for Critically Ill Patients

Center for Medicine in the Public Interest says a new alliance supporting accelerated access to life saving medicines, will bring together patients, physicians and pioneers in cancer research, for a m…


New York Post: How President Obama can spur “precision medicine”

President Obama is calling on Congress to improve the nation’s health by increasing the development of precision medicines — treatments that target the underlying cause of life-threatening diseases. H…