Another Bill To Require Clinical Trial Disclosures, Or Else

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer File this under ‘try and try again.’ A US Congressman has, once again, introduced legislation that would require study results to be reported to ClinicalTrials.gov – the federal repository – regardless of whether the outcome is positive or negative. Heather Swift‘s insight: Lawmaker reintroduces clinical … Continue reading

Supreme Court’s gene patent ruling could boost patient care

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer Medical experts react to Supreme Court’s ruling banning patents of human genes, but still allowing patents of synthetic DNA Heather Swift‘s insight: Gene patent ruling could improve access, patient care The Supreme Court’s decision last week to prohibit the patenting of human genes could improve … Continue reading

Members with advanced breast cancer now have support in sharing perspective

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer They are women who say they have been forgotten in the fight to beat breast cancer. And now they want others with advanced breast cancer to know they have support by sharing their perspective. See on http://www.wwltv.com

Investor-backed thinktank calls for changes to drug funding and approval

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer LONDON (Reuters) – Pharmaceutical companies need to boost the benefits of drug research by working with regulators and healthcare providers to overhaul the way medicines are approved and paid for, a thinktank backed by investors says.After years of… Heather Swift‘s insight: Very interesting read… See … Continue reading

Supreme Court Says Breast Cancer Genes Cannot Be Patented | Physicians News

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer “The U.S. Supreme Court today unanimously invalidated patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) on behalf of researchers, genetic counselors, patients, breast cancer … Continue reading

Breast cancer activists win battle with Facebook over mastectomy photos

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer “Facebook has clarified its policy against nudity to allow for postmastectomy photos after a run-in with vocal breast cancer awareness advocates disgruntled by the social network’s practice of removing photos depicting mastectomy scars. In May, Scorchy Barrington, a woman with Stage IV breast cancer, petitioned … Continue reading

Supreme Court decision to affect breast cancer testing

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer “The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to announce a decision as early as Thursday that will affect the affordability of a key genetic test for breast cancer susceptibility. The decision, in a lawsuit over a Utah-based company’s patents on genetic material, is expected just as … Continue reading

Supreme Court Split on Pharma ‘Pay for Delay’ Deals

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer So-called pay-for-delay arrangements between generic and brand-name drug companies are not inherently legal, and each instance must be considered on a case-by-case basis, the Supreme Court ruled in See on http://www.medpagetoday.com

Supreme Court Decision On Gene Patentability Opens Door To Market Competition (And Lower Prices) For Breast Cancer Testing

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer Read about how the Supreme Court Decision On Gene Patentability Opens Door To Market Competition (And Lower Prices) For Breast Cancer Testing. See on bionews-tx.com

Progression

Originally posted on The Sarcastic Boob:
When I ended the call I stared at the screen looking for an app that I could consult for answers.  But the reality?   There was no app. I had just spoken with my oncologist and learned that Tamoxifen, the drug that had served me well for nine months, had…