Navigation Links
Head to the Hill Advocacy Day Draws Hundreds to Capitol Hill to Speak-up for the Vital Needs of the Brain Tumor Community
Date:5/7/2013

ain tumor community, which has only seen four (4) FDA-approved treatments in the past three decades.

Recent government-funded projects like The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) have produced significant scientific discoveries in brain tumor research. However, additional investment - on the scale that only the government can provide - in basic science is still needed to develop potential new therapeutics for the patient community.

However, the deep cuts to NIH triggered through sequestration, are expected to result in funding reductions for critical brain tumor research. National Brain Tumor Society and its advocates told their representatives today that it is critical for the federal government to increase NIH funding, so that it may keep pace with the needs of biomedical research.

Temodar (temozolomide) is the standard of care for all brain tumor patients whose treatment includes chemotherapy. Temodar is almost exclusively administered orally, and for this reason health insurance companies often treat it differently. Oral chemotherapy agents are often covered as prescription drugs, rather than a medical benefit, such as traditional intravenous chemotherapy. The result is that patients are often subjected to onerous monthly co-pays in order to access the only chemotherapy available to treat their brain tumor.

Thus, the National Brain Tumor Society supported the reintroduction of [HR 1801] the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act. The bill will prohibit health insurance plans from charging patients more to access oral chemotherapy drugs, including Temodar, than they would for traditional IV chemotherapy. National Brain Tumor Society played a crucial role in crafting the newest version of the bill, and is now mobilizing brain tumor patients and families across the country to urge Congress to support the legislation.

More than 688,000 Americans are currently living with a primary brain tumor, and an estimated 14,000 people with die becaus
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. Save The Cord Foundation, a Global Leader in Cord Blood Advocacy, Announces its Expansion of Educational Information Surrounding Other Non-Controversial Stem Cell Sources
2. UCSB summit draws key leaders to discuss innovations in energy efficiency science and technology
3. 3M Withdraws Blackmail Claims Against Harvey Boulter From New York Court
4. Assemblyman Levine Presents Resolution Recognizing Rare Disease Day at Capitol
5. NDIA, NTSA Will Be On Hand At Seventh Annual Capitol Hill Modeling and Simulation Expo, Set To Focus On Homeland Security, First Response
6. SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing 2013 Highlights Vital Role of Photonics for Defense and Commercial Applications
7. New NIST microscope measures nanomagnet property vital to spintronics
8. Palomar Medical Center in San Diego County Introduces New Wrist-Worn Wireless Patient Vital Signs Device
9. Can You Be Too Old for Acne? Probiotic Action comments on news from The Vitals Blog
10. Eckert & Ziegler Vitalea Science and Korea-based BioCore Bring Human Microdosing to Korea to Address the Needs of the Emergent Pharmaceutical Industry
11. Medical vital-sign monitoring reduced to the size of a postage stamp
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/28/2014)... DUBLIN , July 28, 2014 Research ... "Global Particle Size Analysis Market 2014-2018" report to their ... Particle size analysis is a technique used to determine ... powder or liquid. It is crucial to analyze the size ... material. Therefore, particle size analysis is performed to determine the ...
(Date:7/26/2014)... NY (PRWEB) July 26, 2014 ... provides key market data on the Canada Endoscopy ... millions of US dollars, volume (in units) and ... - High-End Endoscopy Visualization Systems, Mid-Range Endoscopy Visualization ... Full Report at http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis/213254 . , The ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) announced ... per share dividend for the third quarter of 2014. ... to all stockholders of record as of the close ... About Amgen Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential ... discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... new study by researchers from the University of ... nanosystems function, unlocking the potential to create new ... which has been published in the prestigious academic ... novel laser technique to examine in rich detail ... small cluster containing an acetylene molecule and a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Particle Size Analysis Market 2014-2018 2Canada Endoscopy Visualization Systems Market Outlook to 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz 2Canada Endoscopy Visualization Systems Market Outlook to 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz 3Canada Endoscopy Visualization Systems Market Outlook to 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz 4Canada Endoscopy Visualization Systems Market Outlook to 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz 5Amgen Announces 2014 Third Quarter Dividend 2Amgen Announces 2014 Third Quarter Dividend 3Breakthrough laser experiment reveals liquid-like motion of atoms in an ultra-cold cluster 2Breakthrough laser experiment reveals liquid-like motion of atoms in an ultra-cold cluster 3
... Pharmaceuticals, a,division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE ... for XYNTHA(TM) Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant),Plasma/Albumin-Free, a new ... and prevention of bleeding episodes and surgical ... inherited blood-clotting disorder., XYNTHA is produced ...
... Inc.,("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) announced today that that it ... trial using intravenous,administration of REOLYSIN(R) in combination with ... neck cancers. The Principal,Investigator is Dr. Monica Mita ... The University of Texas Health Science Center at ...
... Senior-friendly ,PlanPrescriber, Software Simplifies Medicare - For Free, ... today,announced the latest release of their PlanPrescriber tool. ... worry about whether they are,getting the most out ... MIT Professor Glen Urban, provides users with easy ...
Cached Biology Technology:New Recombinant XYNTHA Now Available for Patients with Hemophilia A 2New Recombinant XYNTHA Now Available for Patients with Hemophilia A 3New Recombinant XYNTHA Now Available for Patients with Hemophilia A 4New Recombinant XYNTHA Now Available for Patients with Hemophilia A 5Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Starts Patient Enrolment in U.S. Phase 2 Clinical Trial Investigating REOLYSIN(R) in Combination with Paclitaxel and Carboplatin 2Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Starts Patient Enrolment in U.S. Phase 2 Clinical Trial Investigating REOLYSIN(R) in Combination with Paclitaxel and Carboplatin 3On-Line Medicare Advisor Saves Seniors Time, Hassle and Money 2
(Date:7/28/2014)... rat brain cells suggests that the effects of a ... cells are temporary. , The study, published in this ... was conducted by biologists at the University of California, ... York in response to concerns, arising from multiple studies ... to general anesthetics may increase their susceptibility to long-term ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... identified areas of the Earth that are high priorities ... Europe is particularly vulnerable, as it has the lowest ... of any continent in ,refugia, areas of biological ... remain relatively constant during times of great environmental change. ... in Scandinavia and Scotland. , The biggest refugia ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... advance the genetic engineering of "fuel" crops for ... by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy ... led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). ... enables scientists to identify and characterize the function ... biosynthesis of plant cell walls. , "Our unique ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Study suggests disruptive effects of anesthesia on brain cell connections are temporary 2Study suggests disruptive effects of anesthesia on brain cell connections are temporary 3Study finds Europe's habitat and wildlife is vulnerable to climate change 2How sweet it is 2How sweet it is 3
... , ASHEVILLE, NC A recent analysis of two ... (FIA) data shows the live volume of hemlocks in ... of hemlock woolly adelgid. FIA scientists from the Forest ... (NRS) published the information as an SRS e-Science Update ...
... laboratory mice have been widely used in research aimed at ... variations in past gene sequences of mice were unknown. While ... was in a certain region, they couldn,t pinpoint the exact ... new research recently published in the journal Nature , ...
... 2011Magnetic resonance tractography (MRT) is a valuable, noninvasive ... as MRT methods and technologies advance, has the ... brain activity and connectivity. Critical information about the ... in a forward-looking review article in the groundbreaking ...
Cached Biology News:Hemlocks still abundant despite adelgid infestations 2UCLA Engineering researchers help develop complete map of mouse genetic variation 2
... PhosphoPlus™ SAPK/JNK (Thr183/Tyr185) Antibody Kit ... Antibody, Catalog #9251, 200 ul SAPK/JNK ... ul SAPK/JNK Cell Extracts, Catalog #9253, ... Antibody, Catalog #7074, 100 ul Anti-biotin ...
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor C Class: Antibody Product Group: Angiogensis...
...
Anti-human Carcinoma Associated Antigen, Clone 115D8, Monoclonal Antibody Innate Immunity - Tumor Markers...
Biology Products: