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Patient Advocate for CancerConnect.com and Acclaimed Writer, Jamie Reno, Delivers Devastating News of Lifesaving Cancer Drug's Discontinuation
Date:8/26/2013

rouble, according to both Reno and Nasdaq.com on August 8, 2013.

Bexxar is a form of radio-immunotherapy that is used to tread non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It combines radiotherapy with monoclonal therapy to target and kill cancer cells. Bexxar is touted by advocates, patients and some doctors for its longer remissions, much shorter treatment time and fewer side effects than chemotherapy. Although it has been highly successful for many non-Hodgkin's patients, like Mr. Reno, it has not gained wide recognition from the medical community nor patients. In the post, Reno speculates that the reasons for this could include doctor unfamiliarity with the drug, inequitable Medicare reimbursement rates, and fear of the idea of radiation therapy.

For more information and the latest news on Bexxar's discontinuation, radio-immunotherapy, and how this drug saved Reno's life, please check out The Reno Dispatch or contact Reno directly at jreno(at)san(dot)rr(dot)com.

Company/Organization Info: Jamie Reno, a patient advocate for CancerConnect.com and an award-winning correspondent for Newsweek for 20 years, has also written for The Daily Beast, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone, People, Men’s Journal, ESPN, Los Angeles Times, TV Guide, Mother Jones, MSNBC, Newsmax, Entertainment Weekly, and USA Today. Reno, who’s won more than 95 writing awards, was the lead reporter on, a Newsweek series on the 9/11 terrorist attacks that earned him and his colleagues the National Magazine Award for General Excellence, the highest award i
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