TORONTO – Seven years after setting up shop in downtown Toronto, high resolution, surgical imaging med-tech company Perimeter Medical Imaging Inc. (PMI) is still wrestling with a statistical heartbreaker: 1 in 4 patients told to return for a second surgery to remove cancerous breast tissue after the first surgery failed to get it all. Now PMI has said it can cut that number down dramatically thanks to a $7.44 million investment from the Austin, Texas-based Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to identify wayward breast cancer cells using artificial intelligence technology.
LONDON – The genomes of 38 different tumor types and the 47 million mutations that fostered their growth are revealed in unprecedented detail in 23 studies published in Nature and other journals on Feb. 6, 2020.
The FDA’s proposed rule would, for the first time, implement Section 804 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act (FDCA), which allows certain small-molecule drugs approved in Canada to enter the U.S. market – if the Health and Human Services secretary certifies that the drugs would pose no additional risk to public health and safety and that they would result in a significant reduction in cost.
Even as the Trump administration is committing itself to helping states implement laws that would allow drug importation from Canada as a way to combat higher U.S. prescription drug prices, Canadians are pushing back against the idea.