20
APR
2016

April Is International Fabry Disease Awareness Month

April brings with it the warmth of Spring, and nature’s metabolic rejuvenation and regrowth. Ironically, it also ushers in International Fabry Disease Awareness Month. Fabry is a rare inherited disorder of metabolism in which the body does not produce enough of an enzyme called...
17
MAR
2016

Rare Disease Advocates Make Impact Together at Pennsylvania Rare Disease Day 2016

Connexion Healthcare proudly stood with hundreds of rare disease patients, families, advocates, supportive organizations, physicians, the Governor’s office, and state legislators at the Pennsylvania state capitol in Harrisburg yesterday to officially recognize Rare Disease Day...
11
MAR
2016

What Do Seatbelts and Colorectal Cancer Screening Have in Common?

They both save lives.  During March, Americans are urged to pay particular attention to one of the most prevalent—and preventable—cancers, colorectal cancer (CRC). Screening for CRC is proven to save lives, just as seat belts do. The mission of the Oncology Center of Excellence...
02
MAR
2016

Connexion Supports Massachusetts Rare Disease Day 2016

Connexion Healthcare proudly joined forces with MassBio, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), and 450 attendees for Massachusetts Rare Disease Day 2016 observations in the Great Hall at the Massachusetts State House in Boston on February 29. Patients and their...
17
FEB
2016

Connexion Healthcare Once Again Joins Forces with NORD to Sponsor Rare Disease Day

Newtown, PA – February 16, 2016 – Philadelphia resident Connor Galloway, VP, Rare Disease Center of Excellence of the award-winning Connexion Healthcare will be leading the Connexion Healthcare team in helping rare disease patients and families raise their voices at two events....
04
FEB
2016

Rare Disease Day 2016: RAISE YOUR VOICE

Connexion Healthcare is once again a proud cosponsor of Rare Disease Day‒Pennsylvania and is helping to lead the charge in raising disease awareness. The slogan for Rare Disease Day 2016 is “Join us in making the voice of rare diseases heard.” More than 7,000 diseases are rare,...
19
JAN
2016

The Tenth Annual Lemon Ball ― A Great Event, A Great Cause, A Great Success!

The Tenth Annual Lemon Ball — a gala celebrating the legacy of Alexandra “Alex” Scott, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) ― held Saturday evening, January 16, 2016, at the Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, PA, was a great success: 1,000 guests attended, and more than $1...
24
DEC
2015

Connexion Healthcare Opens New Cambridge, MA, Office

Newtown, PA – December 18, 2015 – Connexion Healthcare, an award-winning, full-service global provider of strategic medical and scientific communications, is pleased to announce the expansion of the company to include a new office serving the Cambridge, MA, area, beginning...
10
DEC
2015

Highlights From ASH 2015: Data Presented From 3 Phase 2 Trials Evaluating Blinatumomab (Blincyto®) in Adults With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Although rare, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a rapidly progressing cancer of the blood and bone marrow. No broadly accepted standard treatment regimen currently exists for adults with relapsed or refractory ALL beyond chemotherapy, and the overall median survival for...
10
DEC
2015

Idarucizumab (Praxbind®) Reverses Anticoagulant Effects of Dibigatran (Pradaxa®)

Idarucizumab (Praxbind®) is a fully humanized monoclonal antibody fragment, or Fab, with high binding affinity for the oral direct thrombin inhibitor dabigatran (Pradaxa®) that selectively and immediately neutralizes its anticoagulant activity. Idarucizumab is approved for the...