Novartis Oncology

Scientists conducting innovative research experiments in NIBR lab

Bold Science: Transforming Lives, Striving for Cures

Novartis is pushing the boundaries of innovation with bold science, seeking to transform lives and striving toward cures for patients.

Reimagining Hematology

Novartis is deeply committed to transforming the lives of people living with blood cancers and serious life-threatening blood disorders. We believe that anyone living with these conditions has the right to a life free from pain, free from symptoms and free from disease – this is our vision for the future.

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Reimagining CML

With the approval of a breakthrough treatment 20 years ago, Novartis helped pioneer a new era in the care of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), while opening the door to reimagine possibilities for other forms of cancer and blood diseases.

Today, our research continues, seeking to address remaining unmet needs for patients with CML.

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Reimagining MDS & AML

We are taking a bold approach with our research of TIM-3, an immune target specific to myeloid malignancies that has the potential to reawaken the immune system to selectively attack leukemic stem cells, the source of myelodysplastic syndromes and acute myeloid leukemia.

To transform the treatment of these cancers, our goal is to deliver the first immune-myeloid therapy that has the potential to provide durable responses without added toxicity.


Reimagining Care with CAR-T

Cancer care was revolutionized with the first FDA approval of CAR-T cell therapy. Our collaboration with industry-leading partners made the “quantum leap” of what was once a research theory into a reality for patients with certain advanced B-cell blood cancers across the globe.

Our focus is to broaden the impact of cell & gene therapies by diving deeper into B-cell malignancies and reaching more patients in other hematological cancers.

Reimagining Sickle Cell Disease

For years, Novartis has been committed to understanding sickle cell disease (SCD) and developing effective treatments. From advances in innovative chronic therapies targeting vaso-occlusive crises – the hallmark of and greatest unmet need in the disease – to the promise of innovative gene therapy, Novartis is continually seeking new approaches to manage and treat SCD.
We are equally committed to expanding access to diagnosis and treatment across the globe, as well as providing comprehensive support to patients, health care providers and caregivers to end health care disparities.

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"If we really want to change the trajectory and enable more people to live longer and better lives, we have to set our aspirations high."
Susanne Schaffert President of Novartis Oncology

Reimagining Prostate Cancer

Novartis is committed to exploring the full potential of radioligand therapy, one of our four therapeutic platforms, to transform patients’ lives. We are using bold science to research and develop new targeted treatments that address critical unmet needs in advanced prostate cancer.

Reimagining Breast Cancer

For more than 30 years, Novartis priority has been to deliver targeted therapies to transform lives and extend survival for people living with breast cancer as we work towards a cure.

Reimagining Lung Cancer

Worldwide, more people still die every year from lung cancer than from any other cancer. Bold science is urgently needed to help those living with lung cancer. From exploring targeted therapies, to the role interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) may play in pro-tumor inflammation in lung cancer, and to potential new immuno- and radioligand treatments, our aspiration is to deliver potentially transformative medicines in lung cancer.

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From Cancer to Cures

Our new monthly series "Let's Talk About the C Word: From Cancer to Cures" featuring President of Novartis Oncology Dr. Susanne Schaffert, addresses challenging cancer related topics.

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Our scientists are breaking through the barriers to transform cancer care and reimagine medicine.

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