The Longwood Medical and Academic Area

The LMA is a workforce powerhouse for the city and state.

57,000 workers

29,000 students

2.3 million patients annually

$184 million in state payroll tax revenues annually

HAPPENINGS

  • MAY

    2020

    Boston Children's Hospital Leading Research in New Coronavirus Illness in Children

    Boston Children's Hospital has treated several patients exhibiting symptoms of a multisystem inflammatory syndrome; this set of pediatric symptoms is believed to be related to the Coronavirus. In children, it behaves similarly to Kawasaki Disease. The symptoms are high fever, a rash, lethargy, loss of appetite, and in the most serious cases heart complications. Because of this similarity, there are treatments for this serious albeit rare syndrome. Children's is working in conjunction with the Center for Disease Control to gather data related to the syndrome. For more information on Boston Children's efforts please visit the link below.

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  • MAY

    2020

    Dana-Farber Shows Potential for Improved COVID-19 Patient Survival with Cancer Drug

    The oral drugs ibrutinib and zanubrutinib, are often given to patients with Waldenstroms Macroglobulinemia, a rare blood cancer; this blood cancer exhibits a mutation with similarities to Coronavirus. Dana-Farber has recently reported that several cancer patients who had contracted Coronavirus and were given these drugs improved quickly and in most cases were able to avoid hospitalization.

    This trial is being run at both Brigham and Women's and Massachusetts General Hospital. For more information please visit the link below.

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Happenings