Immunotherapy: using the body’s own defences to heal

immunotherapy

Using the body’s immune system to fight cancer is a fast-evolving treatment, which is giving patients a new lease on life

People with skin disease deserve better

From long waiting times to a lack of trained professionals, it is high time that policymakers stood up to do more to help patients with skin conditions

The exciting potential of new skincare technology

From expansive artificial intelligence programming to nano-engineering, dermatology is at the cutting edge of the digital health revolution

The fight for equal access to rare disease treatment

Rare disease patients in developing countries and rural regions are often neglected, and in need of diagnosis backed up by treatment and research

Ultra-rare disease diagnosis is an uphill battle

Incredibly uncommon and hard to diagnose and treat, how can we advance the treatment of ultra-rare diseases if there are still so many unknowns?

Why are orphan drugs so expensive?

Current methods to determine the right value for orphan drugs remain controversial, yet the fast-tracking of new therapies marks a big step forward for the industry

It’s time to make rare diseases a priority

‘If we embrace our genomic future, we stand to transform the prospects for diagnosis and treatment of rare and common diseases alike’

Are these treatments the future of pain management?

Searching for new ways to help people manage chronic pain has become the Holy Grail for the pharmaceutical industry