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Christiana Care scientists discover possible breakthrough breast cancer blood test

Scientists  at the Center for Translational Cancer Research (CTCR) at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute of Christiana Care Health System have developed a  new blood test to diagnose breast cancer. Plans call for applying...

Christiana Care partnership fund seeks applications for community health projects

The Harrington Value Institute Community Partnership Fund at Christiana  Care Health System  is taking applications for projects that advance scholarship and improvements in health by addressing social factors related to health. The fund supports research...

Governor, Insurance Commissioner attack Trump health care executive order

Gov. John Carney and state Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro were harshly critical of a decision by President Donald Trump to end cost-sharing provisions in the Affordable Care Act. Trump claimed the move would result in...

AstraZeneca drug gets FDA Breakthrough status

AstraZeneca announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation  for Tagrisso (osimertinib) for the 1st-line treatment of patients with an advanced type of lung cancer. Sean Bohen, executive vice president, Global...

(Video) Incyte cuts ribbon on expanded headquarters, announces donation to Cancer Support Community

https://youtu.be/DjC77CkNnos (Includes video and information from WHYY Newsworks)  Incyte Corporation  and Cancer Support Community Delaware   announced the establishment of the Incyte Cancer Care Assistance Fund for Delaware which will provide emergency financial assistance for cancer...

Amerihealth unit added, United Healthcare dropped from state Medicaid program

The Department of Health and Social Services announced today that it has selected two companies to operate its Medicaid Managed Care Program. DHSS’ Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance will continue its MCO partnership with...

U.S. intervenes in Medicare billing lawsuit against Delaware MRI practice

The United States has intervened in a lawsuit against Orthopaedic and Neuro Imaging LLC (ONI), and the company's owner, Richard Pfarr. The suit alleges the practice submitted false claims for Medicare reimbursement.   The announcement...

Christiana Care, Del Tech develop gene editing education program

A cutting-edge gene editing technology is coming to college classrooms in Delaware, thanks to a $1 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant awarded to Delaware Technical Community College in partnership with the Gene Editing...

AstraZeneca selling off remainder of anesthetic medicine holdings

AstraZeneca  entered into an agreement with Aspen Global Incorporated that will sell off  the remaining rights to  established anesthetic medicines, including  Diprivan. AstraZeneca has been selling off businesses that don't fit in with its focus on...

Christiana Care Gene Editing Institute strikes deal with Wilmington company

The  Gene Editing Institute     of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute at Christiana Care Health System has agreed to provide genetically modified cell lines to Analytical Biological Services, Inc. (ABS) of Wilmington. Under a three-year agreement, the...