Increased Cases of Myopia and its Root Causes

Myopia, in simple terms is also called “nearsightedness.” If you are myoptic, you see things more clearly when up close and see things blurred in the distance. With the increased cases of myopia in children, Debbie Jones discusses this global epidemic and its impact, genetic and environmental factors that contribute to myopia and control solutions for children.

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Unmet Medical Need In Treating Schizophrenia

Dr. Andrew Satlin, Chief Medical Officer at Intra-Cellular Therapies, discusses the unmet medical need for new therapies to treat schizophrenia. He also discusses how the company’s research approach attempts to target the root of the problem – looking inside the cell to better understand how cells interact and communicate, and how those interactions can manifest as disease.

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Finding Brain Cancer Cure – Heart of the Brain

May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month. Becky Niedorf, co-founder with her husband Michael, discuss their non-profit organization HOTB, Heart of the Brain. They fundraise for the UCLA Brain Tumor Center. Their daughter, Isabel, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor when she was a toddler and is now celebrating her 20th birthday. She has persevered due to cutting edge treatments at UCLA.

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KEYTRUDA Approved for First-Line Treatment of Stage 3 and Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma in Patients Whose Tumors Express PD-L1 (Tumor Proportion Score [TPS] ≥1%)

Dr. Gilberto Lopes, Associate Director for Global Oncology at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami, discusses the recent (Apr 2019) FDA regulatory update that approved KEYTRUDA for the first-line treatment of patients with stage III NSCLC (non-small cell lung carcinoma) who are not candidates for surgical resection or definitive chemoradiation, or metastatic NSCLC, and whose tumors express PD-L1 [tumor proportion score (TPS) ≥1%] as determined by an FDA-approved test, with no EGFR or ALK genomic tumor aberrations.

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Families Fighting Flu

Serese Marotta, is the Chief Operating Officer of Families Fighting Flu (FFF), an advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the lives of children and families by raising awareness about the seriousness of flu and the importance of annual flu vaccination. She shares her own story of losing her 5 yr old son to influenza. She has developed educational materials and works tirelessly to help others.  

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Rimidi – Designed to Create a More Efficient Cycle of Care

Dr. Lucie Ide, MD, PhD, discusses why new healthcare technology must be designed with the clinician’s needs in mind and how the industry must come together to fix system-level problems that technology has so far failed to solve. She also discusses overcoming physician burnout and the rise, prevalence, and cost of managing cardiometabolic conditions with technology that enables a better healthcare system by making clinicians’ jobs easier.

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