Ryan McDonald

Ryan McDonald, Associate Editorial Director for CURE®, has been with the team since February 2020 and has previously covered medical news across several specialties prior to joining MJH Life Sciences. He is a graduate of Temple University, where he studied journalism and minored in political science and history. He considers himself a craft beer snob and would like to open a brewery in the future. During his spare time, he can be found rooting for all major Philadelphia sports teams. Follow Ryan on Twitter @RMcDonald11 or email him at rmcdonald@curetoday.com.

Cancer Survivor Throws Out World Series First Pitch, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Sends Best Wishes to Child With Brain Cancer and More

November 04, 2022

From a childhood cancer survivor throwing out the first pitch at Game 4 of the World Series to former WWE champion and actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson recording a message for a child with brain cancer, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Starting Treatment With Opdivo-Yervoy Combination Followed by Tafinlar-Mekinist Duo Improves Survival in a Subgroup of Patients With Melanoma

October 12, 2022

Historically, there has been limited evidence to suggest the appropriate treatment sequencing of this melanoma patient population. However, new findings demonstrate starting with Opdivo plus Yervoy followed by Tafinlar in combination with Mekinist may be the best option.

How a Hike on Mount Everest to Raise Awareness, Funds for Blood Cancer Forever Changed the Lives of the Participants

October 10, 2022

In 2018, 18 trekkers completed an awe-inspiring hike of the Himalayan highlands to the doorstep of the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest, to raise awareness and funding for multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer. Three of the climbers discuss a bond that hasn’t broken.

FDA Fast Tracks Investigational Drug for Potential Approval in Lung Cancer Subtype

October 04, 2022

Treatment with an investigational drug elicited a median progression-free survival (time from treatment until disease progression or death) of 8.9 months among patients with a form of unresectable or metastatic squamous non-small cell lung cancer, according to trial findings.

Cervical Cancer Survivor Donates Embryos to Fellow Survivor to Help Fulfill Dream of Motherhood

August 25, 2022

Cervical cancer survivor Ginny Marable heard about a story of a fellow cervical cancer survivor, Tamika Felder, not being able to preserve her fertility. The story moved Marable so much that she and her husband donated their embryos to Felder.

First Patient Receives Treatment With Investigational CAR-T Cell Therapy-Opdivo Combo for Hodgkin Lymphoma

August 18, 2022

A representative of the company developing the investigational CAR-T cell therapy noted that they hypothesize that the combination “has the potential to further enhance efficacy and provide patients with a chemotherapy-sparing, second-line treatment option.”