Novartis: The Challenge of Fighting Cancer in Ethiopia

Ethiopia has a population of more than 100 million people, but only eight oncologists in the entire country.

Ethiopia has a population of more than 100 million people, but only eight oncologists in the entire country. An increasing number of Ethiopians are diagnosed with cancer every year, and Dr. Wondimagegn Tiningeh is committed to bringing this number down.


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Novartis Survey Uncovers Real-World Impact of Immune Thrombocytopenia or ITP, a Rare Blood Disease, on Patients' Quality of Life

Findings from more than 1,300 patients across 13 countries showed ITP had especially high impact for many patients on emotional well-being (36%) and ability to work (28%).

Originally Published by Novartis.

Many patients with the rare blood disorder immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) find the disease has a negative impact on their everyday quality of life, according to interim results of a Novartis survey, called I-WISh, presented today at the 23rd Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA) in Stockholm, Sweden (Abstract #PF654).

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Open Resources at Novartis Help Drive Innovation

With external help from Novartis, an Argentinian researcher was able to begin his search for a new medicine for tuberculosis.

Originally Published by Novartis.

By K.E.D. Coan

"Back in Argentina, you never think of going for a real drug, but coming to Novartis completely changed what I thought was possible," says Bernardo Bazet Lyonnet, a postdoctoral researcher who first came to Novartis in 2016 as a Next Generation Scientist ( NGS). This program invites talented scientists from around the world for a bi-directional learning exchange at the Novartis campus in Basel, Switzerland.

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Third Novartis Phase III trial shows Kisqali combination therapy significantly improves PFS in HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer

"In the advanced breast cancer setting, it is important to ensure we provide patients with treatment options that increase time to disease progression while also maintaining quality of life."

Originally Published by Novartis.

Novartis announced positive results from the third Phase III trial of Kisqali® (ribociclib) in advanced or metastatic breast cancer. MONALEESA-3 showed Kisqali plus fulvestrant significantly prolonged progression-free survival (PFS) compared to fulvestrant alone in postmenopausal women with hormone-receptor positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 negative (HR+/HER2-) advanced breast cancer. MONALEESA-3 is the largest phase III trial to evaluate efficacy and safety of a CDK4/6 inhibitor plus fulvestrant in multiple advanced breast cancer patient populations - first-line and second-line settings[1]. These data will be presented as an oral presentation at the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago (Abstract #1000) and published simultaneously in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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