The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting is running from April 7-13 in New Orleans, with hundreds of presentations on cutting-edge cancer research. The presentations run the gamut from preclinical studies to late-stage clinical trials. BioSpace looks at some of the preclinical and early-stage studies presented.

AstraZeneca will showcase the company’s early oncology portfolio that it believes has the potential to transform the oncology treatment landscape at the upcoming American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) conference. 

The COVID-19 pandemic that became evident in the United States in early 2020 had a profound and disruptive effect upon cancer research and treatment, but the lessons learned can be used to improve healthcare delivery in multiple indications, according to the AACR Report on the Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Research and Patient Care that was released February 9th.

The Gender Parity Collaborative, an award-winning consortium led by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA), released a report presenting new data marking the significant headway their healthcare and life science partner companies are making towards gender and workplace equality, outperforming peers and various industries altogether.

Join the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association during November 2021 in the movement for gender equality.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 4 cleared the way for New York to collect a $200 million surcharge imposed on opioid manufacturers and distributors to defray the state’s costs arising from the deadly epidemic involving the powerful painkilling drugs.

With gender inequality a continued area of focus for corporations and workplaces around the globe, the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) recognized Merck & Co. Inc. and Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc. for exemplary workplace initiatives working to close the gender gap in the healthcare and life science industries.

A study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases found that the Pfizer-BioNTech, Oxford-AstraZeneca or Moderna vaccines resulted in a drop in “long-haul” Covid-19 by 50 percent. According to data collected by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), more than 500,000 children tested positive in the United States for Covid-19 from August 5 to August 26.

Eli Lilly’s investigational diabetes drug tirzepatide is showing significant promise in targeting A1C levels and weight loss in patients with type 2 diabetes, including those who had never been previously treated for the disease. In other positive clinical results presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 81st Scientific Sessions meeting, Novo Nordisk data demonstrated an investigational 2mg dose of injectable Ozempic (semaglutide) generated statistically significant and superior reductions in A1C compared to a 1mg dose of Ozempic.

Celebrated virtually this year, the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association’s (HBA) Woman of the Year event was able to welcome an infinite amount of ticket holders to the industry awards gala. And more than 7,000 registrants from 21 countries took advantage of the opportunity making this celebration a milestone – the largest ever for the annual event.