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  1. How does Alecensa (alectinib) work for ALK+ NSCLC?

    Line up of people (stock)An easy to understand guide on how alectinib works.

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  2. What’s after platinum-based chemo?

    Dandelion (conceptual)A closer look at the function and efficicacy of niraparib as a maintenace treatment.

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  3. Abdur’s story


    Abdur was diagnosed with ALS in 2016. His uncle, Jamashaid, shares his story and how Radicut (edaravone) has helped Abdur to live better with ALS.

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  4. News for metastatic melanoma patients

    There are a number of medicines available for melanoma patients. In this article we examine one newer medicine and discuss it's efficacy and use. 

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  5. Why is niraparib (Zejula) important for women with recurrent ovarian cancer?

    The European Medicines Agency has recently approved Niraparib (Zejula) for use in the European Union as a treatment for women struggling with a specific type of advanced ovarian cancer known as high-grade serous epithelial ovarian cancer, which includes cancers that affect the peritoneum and/or the fallopian tubes.

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  6. What’s the difference between a brand name and a generic medicine?

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    When a new medicine gets approved for use and for sale in a specific region, it’s usually given a brand name by the pharmaceutical company who discovered or developed it.

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  7. Francine's story


    My father, who was a general practitioner before he retired, was with me when we heard the official report of the neurologist. Afterwards, sitting in the car, he had to digest the fact that both his son and daughter had multiple sclerosis.

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  8. Anatoly's story


    I was looking for my friend, he has motor neuron disease (also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - ALS) from working for Chernobyl nuclear station crash removal.

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  9. Bill's story

    When the US Food and Drug Administration announced in May 2017 that a new drug had been approved for the treatment of ALS, my father and I were thrilled.

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  10. Bernard's story


    Bernard is a successful entrepreneur. He's tall, well dressed, with salt and pepper hair and a wry grin. He loves his family and is a golf fanatic.

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  11. Abigail's story


     Abigail was diagnosed with head and neck cancer. She tried various forms of chemotherapy straight away, but they kept failing.

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  12. Hein's story


    Hein Jamboers was diagnosed with melanoma in 2009.

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  13. Garmt's story


    In July 2013, Garmt van Soest returned home from a week of kitesurfing, ready to get stuck into some new projects at work and prepare a wedding speech for one of his best friends, Paul.

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  14. Mirjam's story


    In March 2014, at the age of 39, Mirjam was diagnosed with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (an aggressive fast-growing cancer).

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  15. Vito's story


    My mother was diagnosed with lung cancer and had been treated with a standard chemotherapy combination therapy and Xalkori (crizotinib), the other first in class before Alecensa...

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  16. Danny's story


    In March 2014, Danny had just become a father for the second time when he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in his liver.

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  17. 10 Things You Need to Know About Lung Cancer

    In 2015, an estimated 221,200 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with lung cancer, which is 13 percent of all cancer diagnoses.

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  18. Anatoly's Story

    This is Anatoly's own story of 'helping a hero'

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  19. Why is there often a substantial delay in getting access to new medicines – even after they are approved?

    We talk to Sera, our Medicines Sourcing Manager about why drug delays happen...

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  20. The Parcel of Success

    Why every little package is a big deal

    Parcel of Succes

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  21. What is alectinib (Alecensa) and why is the latest news a positive step for lung cancer patients?

    How effective is alectinib (Alecensa)? The latest news and updates

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  22. For those who are searching: hop online

     We live in an age where you can hop online to order a new brand of lipstick if it hasn’t been released yet in your country. 

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  23. Telling your child you have cancer

    Suggestions from cancer survivors and their children

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  24. Dealing with a Diagnosis

    Online counsellor Nicole Hind shares how to help our brains and bodies deal with a diagnosis.

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  25. How effective is Radicava/Radicut (edaravone) for ALS?

    An easy-to-understand infographic displaying the results from the clinical trial

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  26. Radicava is now available in the US – What does this mean for me?

    For US patients and patients worldwide with ALS.

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  27. ALS awareness month

    What did we get up to, and what's next?

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  28. 5 things you need to know about multiple sclerosis (MS)

    Get the latest news on MS research, the FDA approval of Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) for both relapsing and progressive forms of MS, insights and resources.

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  29. A patient’s right to try

    Mirjam Bink’s story about her father and his attempt to access a new treatment for multiple system atrophy.

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  30. Marriages, businesses, and lots of bubbles!

    How our community celebrated remission!

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