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FDA Approves First Alzheimer’s Drug in 18 Years

06/11/2021

Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration announced a landmark approval of Biogen's aducanumab, the first new drug to slow Alzheimer’s disease in nearly two decades and the first drug attacking the underlying pathobiology.

The Banner Alzheimer’s Institute was a primary site involved in one of the pivotal phase 3 studies of aducanamab, with Drs. Eric Reiman, Pierre N. Tariot and Alireza Atri all serving in a variety of consulting, advocacy, and independent safety board review roles. They believe that the approved drug—and the completion of the other anti-amyloid drug trials in the next few years--will have a major impact on the field.

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Cancer specialist receives 10th Banner Health Hero recognition from grateful patients

06/01/2021

A new cancer diagnosis and the obstacles faced during treatment can feel overwhelming. Head and lung cancers remain some of the most difficult to treat, yet this challenge draws Dr. Jiaxin Niu, Co-Director of the Lung Cancer program and Associate Director of the Head and Neck Cancer program at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, to his work and to his patients. His goal: make a difference in each patient’s life.

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New hope for Lewy Body Dementia

06/01/2021

When Debbie Seplow lost her husband Andy in 2019, it was the end of a journey that began some 15 years earlier when he first developed what she describes as odd behaviors, depression and hallucinations. Andy suffered from Lewy Body Dementia, an aggressive and incurable brain disorder that is the second-leading cause of dementia but is not well understood—and is often misdiagnosed.

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Partners in Wellness featuring Desert Diamond Casinos

05/26/2021

Banner Health Foundation and Banner Alzheimer's Foundation gratefully acknowledge new gifts of $10,000 or more from corporations, foundations, and local community groups that have invested in our organization in the past year through the Partners in Wellness program.

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Partners in Wellness featuring the Arizona Coyotes Foundation

05/12/2021

Banner Health Foundation and Banner Alzheimer's Foundation gratefully acknowledge new gifts of $10,000 or more from corporations, foundations, and local community groups that have invested in our organization in the past year through the Partners in Wellness program.

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