William Werkmeister, Author at NFCR

William Werkmeister

Leading the Development of New Cancer Technologies: Dr. Paul Abrams’ Story

Dr. Paul Abrams has dedicated a 30-plus career spanning academia, government, non-profit, investing and business to developing new cancer therapeutics. While in medical school at Yale, Paul experienced the first of many losses to cancer when his uncle and his father’s uncle passed away from lung cancer, both within one…...

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Pediatric Cancer Facts and the Need for Improved Treatment

September is childhood (or pediatric) cancer awareness month. While all cancers are painful to both the patient, and their loved ones, perhaps no cancer has a more devastating impact on the patient, or his/her family unit, than pediatric cancer.   Cancer is the leading cause of death among children under the age…...

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Novel CAR-T Treatment Approved for Second Indication

In the past two months, the FDA has approved a revolutionary new form of immunotherapy, called chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, for two blood cancers: B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in August, 2017 and now on October 18th, for aggressive diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL), a…...

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