Tag Archives: PATIENTS

Venclexta trial deaths force AbbVie, Roche to stop recruiting myeloma patients

AbbVie and Roche are looking to move key oncology drug Venclexta deeper into the blood cancer arena, but their ambitions in multiple myeloma just took a hit. The FDA has halted enrollment in all of Venclexta’s myeloma trials, the companies said Tuesday. The reason? The Venclexta arm of a phase 3 study, dubbed Bellini, turned up a higher… Read More »

Tens of Thousands of Heart Patients May Not Need Open-Heart Surgery

ImageWith TAVR, the only incision is a small hole in the groin where a catheter is inserted. Traditional surgery involves cracking open the ribs and stopping the heart to insert the new valve.CreditJean-Paul Chassenet/Science Source The operation is a daring one: To replace a failing heart valve, cardiologists insert a replacement through a patient’s groin… Read More »

St. Luke's revenue cycle benefits by offering patients a discounted price for paying upfront

St. Luke’s University Hospital Bethlehem On January 1, the day the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services mandated hospitals to post their prices for standard charges online, St. Luke’s University Health Network in Pennsylvania was ready. St. Luke’s complied, as other hospitals did, by adding its chargemaster prices to the websites of its ten campuses.… Read More »