A New Leukaemia Treatment Will Genetically Change Your Cells

Novartis, a Switzerland-based healthcare company, has unveiled what promises to be a ground-breaking new drug for some leukaemia patients. The standard cancer treatments include radiation, chemotherapy and surgery, but some new options have entered the market in recent years. Some drugs target specific molecular changes, like Imatinib Mesylate, while others, like Novartis’ drug, target the immune system.

Called “a living drug,” Novartis’ Kymriah uses CAR T-cell therapy to genetically alter a patient’s own immune cells so they can destroy tumor cells just like viruses. After the success of smaller trials, Novartis funded a larger trial, and the majority of patients treated with CAR T-cell therapy went into remission. Based on these results, Food and Drug Administration approved the drug tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah) in August for childhood acute lymphocytic leukaemia (ALL). How does CAR T-cell therapy work? T cells, or T lymphocytes, are types of white blood cells located in the immune system. The many different kinds of T cells can Read more

Mission-Driven Success

Logo of three awards Best Doctors and Teladoc has been awarded

By Pete Nieves

 “It’s easy for a company to say that they operate based on a valuable mission, but how many companies actually do, and are then repeatedly recognized for it?”

What are the possibilities when a mission drives a company? It’s a question that all great brands must ask and prioritize. Over the past several months, Teladoc and Best Doctors have been committed to unifying our business in light of a shared mission – to provide a new and better healthcare experience. For some companies, an acquisition can be laden with major hurdles to growth, but when there is top down alignment, a focus on the mission, and a true passion to make it a reality, incredible results can be achieved. At Teladoc, we’ve recently had the great fortune of receiving Read more

Best Doctors wins best added value service provider at the Cover Excellence Awards 2017

Cover Excellence Awards Winner 2017

Best Doctors, a division of Teladoc, has been awarded ‘Best Added Value Service’ at the prestigious COVER Excellence Awards, one of the UK’s leading publications covering life, health and protection insurance.

This is a new category which has been included this year, acknowledging the growing importance of ‘add on’ services. The annual awards ceremony, held in London, seeks to recognise and reward firms and intermediaries who have been continuing to innovate and serve customers to the highest standards. The awards review intermediaries and service providers across 23 different categories and are rigorously judged by a panel of leading experts from the protection and PMI industry. Dominic Howard, Director Europe for Best Doctors said: “We are thrilled to win such a wonderful accolade for our business. In a highly competitive market this award recognises Read more