Pfizer helps pump $103M into startup to develop new cancer therapies

A local startup has been spun-out of Pfizer to develop clinical-stage experimental therapies. Nascent medicine company SpringWorks Therapeutics completed a $103 million series A round led by the New York-based pharma giant with the help of Bain Capital, OrbiMed and LifeArc (formerly known as MRC Technology). Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) granted SpringWorks the rights to help develop four drugs or t herapies that treat various conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder and cancer. Another New York-based…
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People catch colds because they were exposed to a virus or infection.   Some people get cancer because cells have begun endlessly dividing in their body. We get itchy because an irritant has affected our skin.   We get hungry because our body needs nourishment on a regular basis, or thirsty because we aren’t sufficiently hydrated. I could go on and on … usually the things that we experience in our daily lives are a cause and effect thing; this happens because that happened, and so on. PTSD is similar, but also so very different. It happens when someone has experienced a traumatic event and...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Personal Stories PTSD Trauma Abusive Relationship Domestic Violence Spousal Abuse triggers Source Type: news
Abstract BACKGROUND: The psychological distress caused by cancer can remain long after remission. With advanced curative treatments, many pediatric patients continue to have late complications that interfere with neurologic, physical, and social development. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this article is to analyze nine published articles that focus on adolescent cancer survivors (ACSs) and the incidence and risk factors of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSSs). METHODS: A search of published articles including pediatric and adolescent oncology and PTSD was performed. T...
Source: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Clin J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research
Few studies have captured the unique ways in which cancer affects the growth and development of adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. This paper illustrates the daily life of childhood cancer survivors who are now adolescents and young adults, their post-traumatic growth and follow-up perceptions, adopting a narrative approach.
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
The deadly truth about cancer in the fire service will be front and center September 15 as fire fighters and paramedics from across the United States and Canada join grieving families at the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to honor those who have lost their lives in the line of duty.   The names of 271 fire fighters who have died in the line of duty from trauma or occupational illness will be etched on to the granite Wall of Honor. The risk of traumatic death in the fire scene has declined over the years – in large part due to the International Association of Fire Fighters’...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news
More research is done on the therapeutic benefits of dogs than on cats and other animals. But there are signs of change.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Animal Behavior Service Dogs and Other Animals Cats Therapy and Rehabilitation Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Autism Mental Health and Disorders Cancer Breast Cancer Source Type: news
OBJECTIVES: Blood stasis is an important pathophysiologic concept in Traditional East Asian Medicine. It has been considered to be a pathogenic factor in chronic and incurable conditions such as pain, infertility, cancer, coronary heart disease, and others...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Conditions:   Colorectal Cancer;   Bladder Cancer;   Prostate Cancer;   Kidney Cancer;   Advanced Sarcoma Interventions:   Other: Memory structuring intervention + Vagal breathing;   Other: support and attention (usual care) Sponsors:   Centre Oscar Lambret;   SCALab UMR CNRS 9193 Université de Lille Recruiting
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ConclusionAlthough this population of women has above average knowledge scores, they still demonstrated a desire for more information on reproduction after cancer therapy. While PedsQL scores fell within a normal range, survivors report infertility would cause negative emotions.Implication for cancer survivorsThis information can be used refine educational programs within survivorship clinics to improve knowledge of post-treatment reproductive health.
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
BOSTON (CBS) – Many people diagnosed with cancer suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Researchers in Malaysia looked at almost 500 adults who had been diagnosed with different types of cancer. One in five had developed PTSD within a few months of their diagnosis and some of those still had symptoms four years later. Getting the news that you have cancer can be shocking and the treatment itself can be traumatic. And then some patients continue to live in fear that the cancer will return. Patients with PTSD can have sleep problems, may be more likely to use substances, and may avoid seeking treatment fo...
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A New York startup has been spun-out of Pfizer to develop clinical-stage experimental therapies. Nascent medicine company SpringWorks Therapeutics completed a $103 million series A round led by the New York-based pharma giant with the help of Bain Capital, OrbiMed and LifeArc (formerly known as MRC Technology). Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) granted SpringWorks the rights to help develop four drugs or t herapies that treat various conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder and cancer. Another New…
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