Although it’s difficult, when faced with a cancer diagnosis, it’s important to find the best health care facility to receive treatment. Improving the future of cancer tech, this posting looks at some of the most high-tech cancer hospitals in America.

The mRNA vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech may be less effective than Moderna’s against the Delta variant of the coronavirus, according to two reports posted on medRxiv on Aug. 8 ahead of peer review.

Two members of a panel of outside advisors to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration resigned in protest at the regulatory agency’s decision to approve Biogen Inc.’s Aduhelm for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease despite the committee’s recommendation against doing so.

Burlingame, California-based Humanigen reported positive data from the company’s Phase Ib ZUMA-19 trial of lenzilumab in patients treated with CAR-T in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Lenzilumab is being investigated for the drug compound’s ability to tamp down the hyper-immune response known as a cytokine storm.

Mayo Clinic launched two new tech venture companies designed to harness artificial intelligence (AI) and medical algorithms and create “software as medical devices” that clinicians can use to improve treatment across different diseases. 

Researchers at Northwestern University identified a compound that appears to reverse the ongoing degeneration of upper motor neurons associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, citing conflict of interest, recused a member of an 11-person advisory committee set to review Biogen Inc.’s experimental Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab.

AstraZeneca should still know by year-end whether the company’s experimental vaccine protects people against coronavirus, as long as AZD1222 is cleared to resume trials soon, the drugmaker’s chief executive said amid doubts over the potential vaccine’s rollout.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. expanded the company’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic by developing a total antibodies test in collaboration with WuXi Diagnostics and Mayo Clinic.