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Patient at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital first to take part in trial of new treatment for rare inherited disease

Researchers at The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and The University of Manchester have recruited the first child into a new study, which ...

FDA expands approved use of Imbruvica for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Imbruvica (ibrutinib) to treat patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) ...

Study to investigate whether ibuprofen can reverse the effects of emphysema

Temple University Hospital (TUH) is participating in a nationwide phase II clinical trial that is testing the possibility that ibuprofen can reverse the effects of emphysema. ... Full story

New Technologies Fuel Patient Participation and Data Collection in Research

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. – The changing dynamic of health studies driven by “big data” research projects will empower patients to become active participants who provide real-time information such as symptoms, side effects and clinical outcomes, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. ... Full story

Vulnerable need pre-trial counselling, say experts

Counsellors need more support to ensure they feel able to give victims of sexual abuse pre-trial counselling, experts will say at an event at The University of Manchester on July 8. ... Full story

FDA approves Beleodaq to treat rare, aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Beleodaq (belinostat) for the treatment of patients with peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL), a rare and fast-growing type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). The action was taken under the agency’s accelerated approval program. ... Full story

Sickle cell drug passes early phase trial

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - A potentially groundbreaking investigational drug designed to treat the painful vaso-occlusive crises that are the hallmark of sickle cell disease has been found to be safe following a clinical trial at UC Davis. ... Full story

Super bananas – world first human trial

The world's first human trial of pro-vitamin A-enriched banana, expected to lift the health and well-being of millions of Ugandans and other East Africans will start very soon. ... Full story

New clinical trial rules boost patient benefit in Europe

The European Parliament has today (Thursday) approved a new set of rules governing clinical trials that will help our understanding of disease, improve treatments for patients and make Europe a more attractive place to conduct research and development. ... Full story

Time, trust and transparency keys to minority biospecimen collection

UC Davis leads study on strategies to even the clinical research playing field ... Full story

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