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CAR T-Cell Therapies Drive Outcomes in Lymphoma, Myeloma

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Atlanta, December 10, 2017) — For people with certain types of aggressive, refractory blood cancers, treatment options are woefully limited. But three studies being presented today at the 59th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta spotlight the emerging role played by chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies in helping individuals mount a clinical response and, in some cases, achieve durable remission.

Michael W. Young receives 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

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Michael W. Young, a biologist who studies the genetic regulation of biological clocks, accepted the Nobel medal and diploma today from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. Young was announced as a recipient of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, along with Jeffrey C. Hall and Michael Rosbash of Brandeis University, in October.

Mercy Corps Receives Mother Teresa Award

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PORTLAND, ORE. – The global organization Mercy Corps is honored to receive the 2017 Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice from the Harmony Foundation. The organization bestows the award annually to honor groups or individuals for their humanitarian efforts. Now in its 13th year, previous recipients of the prestigious award include Nobel laureates Malala Yousafzai and His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama; current Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo; and the aid group Doctors Without Borders.

Massimino Statement on Human Rights Day

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Respect for human dignity and individual rights is ‘the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world.’ Thus begins the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which came into being nearly seventy years ago today. Crafted under the leadership of Eleanor Roosevelt, this pivotal document reflects wisdom forged in the crucible of World War II and the Holocaust.

The Global Network Initiative Welcomes Ericsson as an Observer

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Washington D.C./ Amsterdam / Stockholm — On December 10, 2017, the Global Network Initiative (GNI) welcomed Ericsson as its newest observer company.

New Data for FDA-Approved CAR T Therapy Show Significant Remission Rates in 42% of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients

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TAMPA, Fla. – A new article published today in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that 42 percent of diffuse large B cell lymphoma patients treated with axicabtagene ciloleucel, offered commercially under the brand name Yescarta™, remain in remission 15 months following therapy. The new long-term results of the ZUMA-1 clinical trial reported measurable responses in 82 percent of patients and complete responses in 54 percent of patients. The findings are also being presented Monday, Dec. 11, at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

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Medley Success for Miley and Wallace on Final Night of Championships

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The curtain came down on what has been a very popular and successful Scottish National Short Course Swimming Championships at the

FUFA Juniors League (U-18): Onduparaka, Vipers, Mbarara City register wins

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Onduparaka Junior Team smiled to a 5-0 victory against Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) during one of the matches on the week 10 rooster

FUFA Women Elite League 2017-18: UCU Lady Cardinals outwits Isra Academy as Ajax Queens, Wakiso triumph on the road

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UCU Lady Cardinals were the biggest winners over the weekend as the 2017-18 FUFA Women Elite league continued with six games.

ESPNs 2017 MLS Cup Overnight Rating Up 75 Percent

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Based on preliminary Nielsen ratings, last night’s telecast is the highest metered market rating for MLS Cup on ESPN networks (or on

Sequencing offers clues to progression toward multiple myeloma

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Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have carried out the largest genomic analysis of patients with smoldering multiple myeloma

CAR T-Cell Therapies Drive Outcomes in Lymphoma, Myeloma

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Atlanta, December 10, 2017) — For people with certain types of aggressive, refractory blood cancers, treatment options are woefully limited. But three studies being presented today at the 59th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta spotlight the emerging role played by chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies in helping individuals mount a clinical response and, in some cases, achieve durable remission.

Alex Harvey Cracks Top-10, Post Personal Best Result at World Cup in Davos

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Alex Harvey will take a lot of positives away from a course he has struggled on throughout his career following a solid 10th-place

Michael W. Young receives 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

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Michael W. Young, a biologist who studies the genetic regulation of biological clocks, accepted the Nobel medal and diploma today from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. Young was announced as a recipient of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, along with Jeffrey C. Hall and Michael Rosbash of Brandeis University, in October.

Phase II Data Showed Genentechs Investigational Polatuzumab Vedotin Plus Bendamustine and Rituxan (BR) Increased Complete Response Rates Compared to BR Alone in Previously Treated Aggressive Lymphoma

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Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), announced today positive results from the randomized Phase II

Mercy Corps Receives Mother Teresa Award

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PORTLAND, ORE. – The global organization Mercy Corps is honored to receive the 2017 Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice from the Harmony Foundation. The organization bestows the award annually to honor groups or individuals for their humanitarian efforts. Now in its 13th year, previous recipients of the prestigious award include Nobel laureates Malala Yousafzai and His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama; current Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo; and the aid group Doctors Without Borders.

Massimino Statement on Human Rights Day

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Respect for human dignity and individual rights is ‘the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world.’ Thus begins the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which came into being nearly seventy years ago today. Crafted under the leadership of Eleanor Roosevelt, this pivotal document reflects wisdom forged in the crucible of World War II and the Holocaust.

CECAFA 2017 Update: Uganda Cranes qualify to semi final stage after hard fought draw with Ethiopia

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Uganda Cranes staged a gallant display as they rallied from a goal down to draw one all with Ethiopia in a group B match of the 2017

The Global Network Initiative Welcomes Ericsson as an Observer

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Washington D.C./ Amsterdam / Stockholm — On December 10, 2017, the Global Network Initiative (GNI) welcomed Ericsson as its newest observer company.

New Data for FDA-Approved CAR T Therapy Show Significant Remission Rates in 42% of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients

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TAMPA, Fla. – A new article published today in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that 42 percent of diffuse large B cell lymphoma patients treated with axicabtagene ciloleucel, offered commercially under the brand name Yescarta™, remain in remission 15 months following therapy. The new long-term results of the ZUMA-1 clinical trial reported measurable responses in 82 percent of patients and complete responses in 54 percent of patients. The findings are also being presented Monday, Dec. 11, at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

Rapid Responses, Few Adverse Effects Seen with Targeted Agent in Phase 1 Trial in Rare Blood Disorder

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In a Phase 1 trial, patients with an advanced or aggressive form of systemic mastocytosis (AdvSM), a rare blood disorder, had rapid

NFL Injury Report: Week 14 Injury Updates For Notable Fantasy Football Stars

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Running back Doug Martin is getting the start over Peyton Barber in Tampa Bay, per ESPN’s Adam

New Report Reveals Ukraine at Crossroads on Corruption, Human Rights

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Kyiv, Ukraine—Human Rights First today released a new report documenting how recent attacks on anti-corruption activists, corruption in government, and media restrictions threaten reform in Ukraine. Democracy in Danger: Ukraine at a Crossroads Four Years After Euromaidan is based on interviews with activists and civil society organizations during a research trip last month. The report outlines recommendations for the United States government to encourage greater protection for Ukraine's civil society in the wake of a recent wave of attacks on anti-corruption activists and institutions. In addition to making statements supportive of Ukraine’s independent anti-corruption institutions, the United States needs to speak out publicly and immediately against judicial harassment and attacks on anti-corruption activists.

Targeted Therapies Show Promise for Improving Outcomes Across a Spectrum of Hematologic Malignancies

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Atlanta, December 10, 2017) — Four studies being presented today at the 59th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta highlight the multiple ways in which novel targeted cancer therapies are now being deployed to improve outcomes and quality of life for patients with rare, advanced, or difficult-to-treat blood malignancies.

Photos: New York City receives first major snowfall of the season

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Parts of the northeastern United States experienced their first major snowfall of the season this weekend.

How Have Patriots, Spurs Been So Successful? Tom Brady Draws Parallels

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Winning is a mindset, and the New England Patriots and San Antonio Spurs both clearly have

Industrial Revolution left a damaging psychological imprint on todays populations

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Study finds people in areas historically reliant on coal-based industries have more ‘negative’ personality traits. Psychologists

Phase II data showed Roches investigational polatuzumab vedotin plus bendamustine and MabThera/Rituxan (BR) increased complete response rates compared to BR alone in previously treated aggressive lymphoma

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Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced positive results from the randomised phase II GO29365 study that compared polatuzumab vedotin in combination with bendamustine plus MabThera®/Rituxan® (rituximab) (BR) against BR alone in people with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) who are not candidates for haematopoietic stem cell transplant. The study met its primary endpoint, demonstrating that the addition of polatuzumab vedotin to BR increased complete response (CR) rates from 15% to 40% (p=0.012) at the end of treatment, as measured by positron emission tomography (PET) and assessed by an independent review committee (IRC).

Tracking how multiple myeloma evolves by sequencing DNA in the blood

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Although people with multiple myeloma usually respond well to treatment, the blood cancer generally keeps coming back. Following

Seven New Champions Crowned At The 2017 Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps Presented By Wahu On The Sunshine Coast

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Sunshine Coast, Queensland Sunday 10th December 2017 – The Sunshine Coast stop of the nation wide Woolworths Surfer Groms Comp

WFP Executive Director Visits Algeria, Including Camp for Western Sahara Refugees

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ALGIERS – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, has concluded a two-day trip to Algeria. In Tindouf, southwestern Algeria, Beasley visited two of the five camps for refugees from Western Sahara, talking to refugees and examining WFP’s hydroponics project that helping refugee families grow animal fodder. Beasley also had discussions with senior government officials and WFP partners.

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