Over the last month, 19 children in a care home in New Jersey have fallen ill with adenovirus infections. Seven of those children have died, and it’s possible that more cases will be confirmed. The investigation into the causes of the outbreak, and the reasons for the extent of it, is ongoing. The Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey, provides long-term care for “medically fragile children,” including children in comas or on ventilators. Although adenoviruses usually only cause mild illnesses like common colds or pink eye, they can have more serious effects in people who already have other conditions, which is probably why the viruses have been so fatal in this instance. “Unfortunately, the particular strain of adenovirus (#7) in this outbreak is affecting medically fragile children with severely compromised immune systems,” said New Jersey Health Commissioner Shereef Elnahal in a public statement. “The strain has been … [Read more...] about A look at the virus behind seven deaths at a New Jersey facility
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PUBLISHED: 09:53 21 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:53 21 October 2018 Family's fundraising for Harry Addy. Pictures: supplied by Melanie Addy Archant A family is continuing to fundraise to help pay for a boy to have specialist Proton therapy treatment overseas. Family's fundraising for Harry Addy. Pictures: supplied by Melanie AddyHarry Addy, from Rivermead, Stalham, has a spinal cord tumour and his family need to raise £70,000 for specialist Proton therapy treatment overseas, as it’s not available on the NHS. They have already raised £23,000.Harry’s mother Melanie said: “We are still trying to raise awareness of Harry’s journey and highlight his justgiving page.“We did the inflatable run - the leap of faith was awful but Daisy, Harry’s ten-year-old sister did it first, so I couldn’t not do it.“Thanks to my team. These guys are awesome. It was a fun way to raise some awareness.”Family's fundraising for Harry Addy. … [Read more...] about Family fundraising to help seven-year-old boy with tumour get Proton therapy treatment overseas.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday vetoed legislation that sought to allow employees on the state's health plan to use an alternative radiation treatment for cancer. The Republican said the proton therapy bill "circumvents the established process for determining state employee insurance program coverage based on medical evidence and effectiveness." Moreover, the governor said, "the state plan currently covers many forms of radiation treatment, and the provider advocating this bill rejected a medically appropriate plan for expanded coverage to instead pursue a political mandate." The bill, sponsored by Sen. Mark Green, R-Clarksville, and Rep. Bob Ramsey, R-Maryville, sought to require coverage of hypo- fractionated proton therapy for cancer treatment for members of the state group insurance plan. Green, who is running for Congress, later called for a special session to override the governor's veto. In a tweet, the physician said his Cancer Patient Choice Act would … [Read more...] about Haslam veto of proton-therapy bill spurs sponsor’s call for override session
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 24, 2018--The "United States Proton Therapy Market, Patients by 14 Cancer Types, Reimbursement Policies & Persons Treated at Centers" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.United States proton therapy market has potential to surpass US$ 16 Billion by the end of 2024In current outlook, the United States captures more than 40 percent of Proton Beam Therapy Facility worldwide. The growth of proton therapy center in the United States is substantial and the number of new advanced proton therapy center would be launched in forecast time-frame. In the United States, almost 14 centers are in development phase (either under-construction or planning phase) will further boost the market of proton therapy.By 14 Cancer Types - United States Proton Therapy Market & Patients:In this report, we have done comprehensive analysis of proton therapy market and proton therapy patient numbers by 14 cancer/tumor types to understand which cancer type … [Read more...] about United States Proton Therapy Market Report 2018: Patients by 14 Cancer Types, Reimbursement Policies & Persons Treated at Centers 2009-2024
A Neil Woodford-backed Welsh biotech firm has treated its first UK cancer patient using pioneering proton beam therapy. Proton Partners International delivered the treatment at the Rutherford Cancer Centre in Newport. Woodford is a founding investor in Proton, teaming up with renowned oncology professor Karol Sikora and the Welsh Life Sciences Fund. In 2016, challenger bank Shawbrook agreed a £30m loan to the firm. Woodford's investment is worth around £65m, according to records published at the end of February. Proton therapy is a treatment for cancers where it is essential to avoid damaging healthy tissue around a tumour. “This is a landmark moment in UK cancer care and it is a significant step in transforming the way patients are treated," said Sikora. Read more: Woodford throws his weight behind Provident... and he had to The firm believes 10 per cent of the 150,000 UK cancer patients treated with radiation therapy could be better treated using its technology. … [Read more...] about Woodford-backed cancer treatment pioneer delivers UK-first proton therapy