Poliovirus Therapy May Extend Lives of Advanced Brain-Cancer Patients
Poliovirus Therapy May Extend Lives of Advanced Brain-Cancer Patients
More than one-fifth of individuals treated with the genetically modified virus survived at least three years.
Poliovirus Therapy May Extend Lives of Advanced Brain-Cancer Patients
Poliovirus Therapy May Extend Lives of Advanced Brain-Cancer Patients

More than one-fifth of individuals treated with the genetically modified virus survived at least three years.

More than one-fifth of individuals treated with the genetically modified virus survived at least three years.

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Researchers Team Up with Patients to Build a Breast Cancer Database
Researchers Team Up with Patients to Build a Breast Cancer Database
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2018
Combining genomic, clinical, and patient-reported data, the Metastatic Breast Cancer Project provides a unique resource for the cancer community.
Right-to-Try Bill Passes the Senate
Right-to-Try Bill Passes the Senate
Catherine Offord | Aug 4, 2017
The legislation removes restrictions for seriously ill patients to access experimental treatments that have not received FDA approval.
The Challenges of Rare-Disease Research
The Challenges of Rare-Disease Research
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 1, 2016
With few resources and hesitant investors, basic scientists must rely on clinicians, patient advocates, and their own keen eye for biological connections.
FDA Reduces Paperwork for “Compassionate Use”
FDA Reduces Paperwork for “Compassionate Use”
Jef Akst | Jun 8, 2016
The change should allow patients with fatal illnesses easier access to experimental drugs, but gaining permission from drug companies remains the biggest challenge.
Patient Zero Identified?
Patient Zero Identified?
Jef Akst | Oct 30, 2014
Researchers pinpoint the source of the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa to 2-year-old boy who died in southern Guinea.
#IceBucketChallenge Highlights Difficult Funding Decisions
#IceBucketChallenge Highlights Difficult Funding Decisions
Jef Akst | Sep 3, 2014
The ALS Association has raised more than $100 million in donations through a charity campaign that went viral. How should that money be spent?
Opinion:  Unconventional Standards
Opinion: Unconventional Standards
Effy Vayena | Mar 13, 2013
Tailoring ethical oversight to participant-led research
Networking Medicine
Networking Medicine
Jef Akst | Mar 2, 2013
Although fully organized patient-run trials are still few and far between, patients are taking a more active role in clinical research.
Do-It-Yourself Medicine
Do-It-Yourself Medicine
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2013
Patients are sidestepping clinical research and using themselves as guinea pigs to test new treatments for fatal diseases. Will they hurt themselves, or science?