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NHS hospital to trial genetic analysis for blood pressure patients

Volunteers will be sought at a blood pressure clinicMatthew Horwood/Getty By Adam Vaughan A hundred people undergoing treatment at a UK hospital are to get their DNA analysed in a pioneering trial. Around 85,000 people with rare disorders in the UK have already had their genomes sequenced through the National Health Service as part of the… Read More »

Ontario’s proposed cuts welcomed by critics of ’boutique psychiatrists’ who over-treat wealthy patients

While Ontario doctors have denounced a government proposal to limit funding for psychotherapy, some physicians say they would welcome cuts that “curb boutique psychiatrists” who “over-treat the worried well.” The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care has not announced the planned cuts, but they were included in a briefing document submitted to an arbitration… Read More »

AACR: Chi-Med, AstraZeneca’s savolitinib helps some Tagrisso-resistant EGFR lung cancer patients

ATLANTA—AstraZeneca’s Tagrisso has taken the EGFR lung cancer market by storm, but some patients develop resistance to the therapy. Enter Chi-Med. The Chinese company Sunday rolled out phase 1b results demonstrating certain treatment-resistant patients showed improvement after receiving a combination of Tagrisso, which targets the EGFR gene mutation, and Chi-Med’s savolitinib, a MET inhibitor it’s… Read More »