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Cuban lung cancer vaccine to be tested in US

first_img Tweet Share Share HealthLifestyleNewsRegional Cuban lung cancer vaccine to be tested in US by: Caribbean Media Corporation – May 9, 2016 Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! The Cuban vaccine known as Cimavax (Photo: CMC)HAVANA, Cuba (CMC) – A lung cancer vaccine developed in Cuba will be tested in the United States through the work of the Rosewell Park Institute – a cancer research and treatment centre located in New York.The vaccine, known as Cimavax will soon enter the US and could benefit cancer patients in that country.“We believe that treatments should be available to all patients and that politics and geography should not prohibit the drug development process,” reads a statement on the webpage of the Washington based Lung Cancer Alliance.“The development of Cimavax is particularly exciting as it would represent a new class of therapeutics for lung cancer – a vaccine that primes the immune system, similarly to the flu shot or common childhood vaccines,” the statement continued.The Lung Cancer Alliance was founded in 1995 to meet the needs of lung cancer patients and those at risk by improving outcomes, eliminating stigma and securing public health research funding.In 2010 Lung Cancer Alliance began its first awareness program. Since then, Lung Cancer Alliance has developed many programs focused on lung cancer awareness: “Give a Scan,” “National Shine a Light on Lung Cancer,” and “Team Lung Love,” have helped create awareness in the United States and internationally.In February 2012, Lung Cancer Alliance took on its first major initiative, creating a national framework for lung cancer screening.In June 2012, it launched its national “No One Deserves To Die” campaign to help raise awareness and change the stigma associated with lung cancer. By the end of the campaign, more than 281 million impressions were made and market research proved a shift in sentiment around lung cancer. 165 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Government still awaits LIAT’s scheduled night flights

first_img Sharing is caring! Share 11 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Photo credit: GIS NewsLIAT has still not announced scheduled night flights into the Melville Hall Airport despite indications that they will commence in July.Civil Aviation Minister Rayburn Blackmoore says while the issue has not materialized in the manner in which government would have liked, it is to no fault of government.He says however, LIAT has been flying into Dominica at nights however the flights are not scheduled.“Notwithstanding the fact that we have not had any schedule program, from LIAT, it still remains the biggest regional carrier in the region. It is to our benefit to have LIAT having schedule programs. LIAT Chief Executive Officer has written to me in July and had indicated that the airline will have a schedule flight from July 7th into Melville Hall. That has not materialized and that’s not our fault. I can say however that LIAT is the airline that has been coming to the airport the latest,” he said.He said LIAT is using an irregular approach but “that is still good for Dominica.”Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Government still awaits LIAT’s scheduled night flights by: – August 27, 2011last_img read more

Bolt to conquer Beijing again – Mills

first_imgNEW YORK (CMC):Usain Bolt’s coach, Glen Mills, has backed the superstar to come good at this month’s World Championships in Beijing.The 28-year-old Bolt will enter the August 22-30 showpiece at the Bird’s Nest Stadium with question marks over his form, after a series of lacklustre performances in recent months.However, Mills said while Bolt had suffered several injury setbacks recently which had affected his preparation, he was the type of athlete who was always highly motivated for the major championships.”The last two years have been very challenging for both Usain and myself,” Mills was quoted as saying.”Unfortunately, he has had a number of different injuries to overcome which have affected his training and the number of competitions he has been able to compete in.”But Bolt is a champion who knows nothing but excellence when performing on the world stage.”Gatlin challengeBolt enters the World Championships as the defending champion in both the 100 and 200 metres following his conquests in Moscow two years ago, but with a serious challenge expected from resurgent American Justin Gatlin.This year, Gatlin has produced the better form, posting world-leading times of 9.74 seconds in the 100 metres in Doha back in May and 19.57 seconds in the 200 metres at the US Trials in Oregon the following month.Bolt’s 100 metres best this year has been a 9.87 clocking under pressure in London last month.The injury issues last year and early this season have been a major problem, but Mills said a few changes to his training regime had proven productive.”We have been making a number of changes on the way he trains and have been getting results,” said Mills. “However, I would have wanted him to have had more races.”Bolt is the finest sprinter in the history of the sport. He captured the sprint double at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and successfully defended the titles at the following Olympiad in London three years ago.He also did the double at the Berlin World Championships in 2009 and only a false start in the 100m at the 2011 edition in Daegu prevented him from completing yet another double.last_img read more