Ryon Sax becomes ARD Ambassador

Always capable of bringing happiness and good energy wherever he goes by mixing the sound of his saxophone with electronic music, carioca Ryon Sax suffered a blow when his 19 year old nephew lost his battle against cancer. This led the multi-instrumentalist to grow even more sensitive to issues concerning the disease. When he was […]


Medicare Proposes Boosting Payments for CAR-T Cancer Therapy

The U.S. government is proposing to increase payments for innovative CAR-T cancer therapies, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said. The proposal Tuesday is part of a broader effort to speed government reimbursement for new medical technologies, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in a call with reporters. CAR-T treatments are considered […]


Santa Casa (MG) implements diagnostic and treatment services for Retinoblastoma

With the support of the ARD Foundation, the Santa Casa de Misericórdia (MG) finalized the implementation of the new diagnostic and treatment services for Retinoblastoma. Until now, the children diagnosed with retinoblastoma  had to receive treatment in São Paulo. Medicare proposes boosting payments for Car-T Cancer Therapy The acquisition of the RetCam was crucial for […]


MD Anderson Announces New Education Programs

The ARD Foundation is a proud supporter of MD Anderson, one of the largest cancer centers in the world. They have been working to eliminate cancer for over seven decades and ranked as one of the top two cancer care hospitals every year since U. S. News & World Report began its annual “America’s Best […]


Olympic Swimming Champion Sharon Van Rouwendaal is ARD Foundation’s New Ambassador

The achievements of Dutch swimmer Sharon Van Rouwendaal speak for themselves; she is one of today’s most renowned athletes. The young 25 year old won gold in Rio-2016 and also wishes to make a difference outside of the pool and the sea. She is ARD Foundation’s new ambassador. Her mission is to promote the Foundation […]


ARD Board Member Analyses Breast Cancer Article

According to an article published by the BBC on March 14, researchers claim that the “internal wiring” of breast cancer can predict which women are more likely to relapse after treatment. Studies done by scientists at the Cambridge University and Stanford University indicate that breast cancer is a cluster of 11 separate diseases, each with […]


Recepta Biopharma to Launch New Cancer Treatment

Recently, the newspaper Folha de São Paulo, from Brazil, published an article detailing how the company Recepta Biopharma plans to launch a type of cancer treatment that costs a fifth of what it is today. The plan is to create a similar molecule that will replace the one created by the labs while maintaining the […]


Power Couple Rides Immune-Oncology Success With Vaccine Plan

From Naomi Kresge Bloomberg When the founders of BioNTech AG started their first company in 2001, their European colleagues who attended a gathering to discuss fighting cancer with the immune system could fit in a small university hospital conference room. This year, some 2,000 immunologists will crowd into the annual meeting on the banks of […]


Doctor Fernando Santini explains the side-effects of immunotherapy in patients with lung cancer

As the clinic oncologist at the Hospital Sírio-Libanês in São Paulo and a former thoracic oncologist sub-specialist at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York, Dr. Fernando Santini has contributed immensely in the development of new cancer treatments. Along with Dr. Matthew Hellman, he’s published an important work in a renowned international journal […]


ARD as an Incentive to Independent Researchers

As the professor of the Medical Clinic Department of the Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES), who obtained his master in hematology at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) and is a coordinator of the hematology services at the Hospital Evangélico de Vila Velha (ES), Dr. Marcos Santos believes Brazil will remain stagnant in […]