Bristol-Myers Squibb: News Features


Read about our latest initiatives in drug discovery, philanthropy, community outreach and environmental stewardship - as well as our positions on key issues.

The XY Factor Why Men Need to Make Gender Equity a Priority

March 10, 2017 -- This week International Women’s Day was celebrated around the world. This global celebration recognizes the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Can We Fight Childhood Cancer in Africa the Same Way We Fought HIV?

March 9, 2017 -- Years ago, as HIV and AIDS raged across Africa, many people thought it would be impossible to effectively treat children with HIV. Between 1980 and 1999, 14.8 million people died from AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. More than 20 percent of those who died were children.

All Kids with Cancer Deserve a Fighting Chance

February 22, 2017 -- In Africa, more than 100,000 children will develop cancer this year, and the vast majority will die, as they have little access to diagnostic and treatment services. ...Our goal is and must continue to be that no child - anywhere in the world - should die from cancer. But at a minimum, all children should have the same fighting chance.

Accelerating Access to Care

January 17, 2017 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb is committed to Access Accelerated, a new global initiative launched at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 18, 2017 to help advance access to treatment and care for patients with non-communicable diseases, or NCDs, in underserved countries.

Gut Instinct

January 5, 2017 -- When it comes to innovation and the pursuit of discovering new treatments for patients with cancer, sometimes you have to go with your gut. A new collaboration announced recently between Bristol-Myers Squibb and Paris-based Enterome Biosciences aims to do just that.

Could the Common Cold Help Fight Cancer?

January 5, 2017 -- There's no cure yet for the common cold, which has eluded scientists for generations with its ability to adapt and persist. But what if a new generation of science could harness the resilience and endurance of the cold virus to help fight off diseases like cancer?

Company Receives Perfect LGBT Equality Score for 11th Consecutive Year

December 5, 2016 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb today was recognized by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) for its workplace commitment to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LBGT) community.

Leadership Insights: We Need To Do More

December 1, 2016 -- At Bristol-Myers Squibb, our passion for immuno-oncology has motivated us to partner with the rest of the scientific community like never before – to find better ways to translate science into medicines faster – and to work with payers around the world to ensure patients have access to these medicines.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation: Addressing HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa

December 1, 2016 -- SECURE THE FUTURE is the first and largest corporate philanthropic commitment to fight HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.

Women in STEM

October 27, 2016 -- At Bristol-Myers Squibb, we believe that having a globally diverse workforce and company culture encourages excellence, leadership and innovation. This is why we promote several external and internal programs that encourage the development of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

Recognizing World Thrombosis Day 2016

October 11, 2016 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb supports World Thrombosis Day (October 13), a global event led by the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), which is dedicated to building awareness of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) and related death and disability.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Supports Haitian Hurricane Relief Efforts

October 10, 2016 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation are supporting emergency relief effort in Haiti following the Category 4 hurricane which hit the island on October 4, destroying homes and crops, flooding streets and cutting off transportation across the island.

Company Donates to Support Ecuador Earthquake Relief Efforts

June 17, 2016 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb is donating medicines and cash to the disaster relief efforts for the survivors of the devastating earthquakes that struck the central coast of Ecuador on April 16. The country is still recovering from the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed more than 650 people and destroyed homes, bridges, roads and schools.

Creating Lung Cancer Support Groups in Communities with Highest Rates of Cancer

June 10, 2016 -- June is National Cancer Survivor Month. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Bridging Cancer Care™ initiative supports community-based resources and survivorship support programs expanding to underserved populations in the U.S., with a primary focus on southeastern states with the highest lung cancer incidence and mortality in the country.

Raising Awareness of Melanoma in Farmworker Communities

May 27, 2016 -- The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation supports innovative community-based programs that address inequities in cancer treatment, care and support for low income and medically underserved populations.

Eric Stonestreet Continues his Support of Ready. Raise. Rise. to Drive Awareness of Immuno-Oncology Research

May 5, 2016 -- Last year, Ready. Raise. Rise. gave the cancer community a platform to raise over 50,000 virtual flags to honor those facing cancer. As part of the program, Bristol-Myers Squibb made charitable donations to cancer advocacy groups on behalf of these participants.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Supports Community-Based Approaches to Improve Minorities’ Access to Healthcare

April 29, 2016 -- April is National Minority Health Month in the United States and this year the Department of Health and Human Services has chosen the theme, “Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation.”

Bristol-Myers Squibb Again Named Top Corporate Citizen

April 22, 2016 -- For the eighth consecutive year, Bristol-Myers Squibb ranks in the top 10, ranking sixth, of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens, a leading benchmark for socially responsible investors and other stakeholders published by Corporate Responsibility magazine.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Expands Presence in Redwood City

April 14, 2016 -- On April 14, Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Redwood City site opened the doors to a new office and lab space.

Fighting Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck with Increased Awareness and Research

April 10, 2016 -- This week, April 10 through 16, is Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week.

Thank You for Helping to Raise Awareness of Multiple Myeloma, Kidney & Colorectal Cancer This Month

April 4, 2016 -- This March, we asked everyone to take a moment to reflect on the struggles of those fighting multiple myeloma, kidney cancer and colorectal cancer.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Public Health Residency Helps Build Grantee Capacity – and Graduates’ Careers

March 11, 2016 -- A unique collaboration between the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and the Rutgers Institute for Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy is producing a lasting impact for patients living with serious diseases in Africa and the U.S. and for Pharm.D. graduates who complete the program.

Taking a Moment to Recognize Those Impacted by Multiple Myeloma, Kidney Cancer & Colorectal Cancer

March 3, 2016 -- Cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide, and we have been fighting this disease in its many forms since 1970. This not only includes advancing science to create new therapies but also providing much-needed educational resources and support for patients and their families.

Doing What It Takes To Become #MMAware In March

March 3, 2016 -- Our team at Bristol-Myers Squibb is encouraging the world to become #MMAware this month in honor of Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month and the patients, families and healthcare professionals we serve.

Giving #KidneyCancer Awareness The Shot It Deserves

March 3, 2016 -- March is #KidneyCancer Awareness Month, and Bristol-Myers Squibb is proud to support this important time of year.

Nurses Play Vital Role In Preventing Cancer Deaths

February 26, 2016 -- Stage 1 diagnoses for breast and colon cancers in Russia increase, Stage 4 diagnoses decrease with help of World Services of La Crosse screening project funded by Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation

Raising The Patient Voice For Rare Disease Day

February 25, 2016 -- On February 29, patients, their families, caregivers and advocacy groups will unite to observe the ninth annual Rare Disease Day.

ALCF Simply the Best Award

February 22, 2016 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb was awarded the 2015 "Simply the Best" award by the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) at their Tenth Annual “Simply the Best” Gala.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Launches Sustainability 2020 Goals

February 18, 2016 -- At Bristol-Myers Squibb, sustainability means conducting our business to help patients prevail over serious diseases in a manner that contributes to economic growth, social responsibility and a healthy environment now and in the future.

Georgia Regents’ C-care Project Uses Trusted Members Of Community To Help Reduce Fear Of Lung Cancer Screening

February 17, 2016 -- Once a week for four weeks last summer, Kita Mitcham gathered 25 of her friends, family and other members of the Good Hope Mission Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia, to talk about lung cancer prevention and the benefits of early screening for the disease.

Innovation And Our Raison D’etre

February 16, 2016 -- We are honored and proud that Bristol-Myers Squibb is among Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies for 2016 and that our passion for developing and delivering transformational medicines helped earn us the number two spot in the rankings’ Biotech category this year.

Leading the Effort to Improve Early Detection of Lung Cancer in Kentucky

February 9, 2016 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Bridging Cancer Care initiative collaborates with University of Kentucky, University of Louisville and Lung Cancer Alliance to improve awareness and survival.

We Can. I Can. Make a Difference for Patients: World Cancer Day 2016

February 2, 2016 -- World Cancer Day, recognized annually on February 4, is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), focused on uniting the world in the fight against cancer.

A Tweet a Day: #WorldCancerDay and the Importance of Online Community In the Fight
Against Cancer

February 2, 2016 -- Coping with cancer is challenging, and now more than ever, people are using social media to connect with others around the world who have experienced that journey firsthand. World Cancer Day is no exception. This World Cancer Day, February 4, we’re proud to support the Union for International Cancer Control in its effort to raise awareness and inspire the global community to take action to support people with cancer, throughout their journey.

Changing Attitudes About Female Cancers In Tanzania

February 1, 2016 -- In the small village of Pasiasi, in a remote region of Tanzania, a woman named Happiness Modesti is forever grateful to the Tanzania Youth Alliance (TAYOA) for making her aware of cervical cancer and the importance of screening for the disease – all through mobile technology.

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance Make Charitable Donations of More Than $1 Million to Support Patients with Venous Thromboembolism and Improve Transitions of Care

December 8, 2015 -- As a part of our shared commitment to the development of improved care, the Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance is proud to announce the distribution of charitable donations totaling more than $1 million to 10 nonprofit organizations dedicated to health care improvement.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation: Addressing HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa

December 1, 2015 -- SECURE THE FUTURE is the first and largest corporate philanthropic commitment to fight HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.

SECURE THE FUTURE: Award Winning Program Positively Impact 1 Million Patients

December 1, 2015 -- Getting through adolescence is hard enough, but a diagnosis of HIV compounds the challenges facing today’s youth. On World AIDS Day, December 1, the World Health Organization announced new guidelines that for the first time address adolescents and recognize their unique needs.

Helping Adolescents in Africa Understand and Address Unique Challenges of HIV

November 24, 2015 -- Getting through adolescence is hard enough, but a diagnosis of HIV compounds the challenges facing today’s youth. On World AIDS Day, December 1, the World Health Organization announced new guidelines that for the first time address adolescents and recognize their unique needs.

Improving Lung Cancer Screening and Treatment for Underserved Populations at High Risk in New York City

November 16, 2015 -- Foundation’s Specialty Care for Vulnerable Populations initiative working with Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Memorial Sloan Kettering to help heavy smokers break the habit.

Fighting Diabetes with a Healthy Dose of Fresh Foods and Education

November 12, 2015 -- Combining nutritious diet with diabetes education and care, helps reduce diabetes burden among people who are food insecure, three-year project funded by Foundation finds.

Nurses Help Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths in Europe by Encouraging Patients to Stop Smoking

November 9, 2015 -- ISNCC President Bialous trains peers to become stronger advocates in fight against tobacco use with help from Center of Excellence supported by Foundation’s Bridging Cancer Care™ initiative.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Receives the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer’s 2015 Collaborator Award

November 7, 2015 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb has been honored with the 2015 Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Collaborator Award (Industry) for demonstrating ongoing collaboration and continued commitment toward the advancement of cancer immunotherapy.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Researcher Inducted into the 2015 Class of National Academy of Engineering

October 8, 2015 -- Nils Lonberg elected for his work on developing fully human monoclonal antibody therapeutics using innovative transgenic expression systems.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Named a Working Mother 100 Best Company

September 22, 2015 -- For the 18th consecutive year, Bristol-Myers Squibb’s family-friendly policies and culture have been recognized by Working Mother magazine, which has named our company to its 2015 list of the 100 Best Companies for working mothers.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation-Funded Mobile Health Project Connects Women to Cervical Cancer Care in Tanzani

September 18, 2015 -- In the small village of Pasiasi in a remote region of Tanzania, Happiness Modesti is forever grateful to the Tanzania Youth Alliance (TAYOA) for making her aware of cervical cancer and the importance of screening – all through mobile technology.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Added to Dow Jones North America Index of Leading Sustainable Companies

September 14, 2015 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb’s efforts as a leader in corporate social responsibility and effective governance have again been recognized by external experts.

Washington AIDS Project Delivers Care to HIV Patients

September 10, 2015 -- With Foundation Support, the Pilot Program Uses Home Visits and Pop-Up Clinics to Get HIV Patients Back into Care

World Hepatitis Day -- Photo Project Documents 10 Years of China’s Progress in Controlling Hepatitis B

July 27, 2015 -- To observe World Hepatitis Day (July 28), the Wu Jieping Medical Foundation, in partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb, has released a photo album documenting the development of hepatitis B (HBV) control in China over the past 10 years.

AmeriCares Power of Partnership Award

June 8, 2015 -- When a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in late April, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation was the first corporate foundation to assist AmeriCares’ relief efforts.

Bristol-Myers Squibb and the American Academy of Dermatology Team Up to Fight Skin Cancer through SPOTme®

June 5, 2015 -- May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. BMS and the American Academy of Dermatology team up to fight skin cancer through SPOTme®.

Foundation Among ‘Hidden Heroes’ Helping Address Needs of U.S. Military Veterans

May 22, 2015 -- On Wednesday, May 20, Catharine Grimes, director of the Foundation’s Mental Health & Well-Being initiative, helped the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS, launch its Military Caregivers Online Peer Support Group Network during the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Hidden Heroes Coalition Summit.

Company Donates $4 Million in Medicines to Support Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts

May 1, 2015 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation are supporting disaster relief efforts for the survivors of the catastrophic earthquake that struck Katmandu, Nepal on Saturday, April 25.

Sixty Years of Investing, Innovating and Inspiring

April 29, 2015 -- The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation celebrates 60 years of philanthropy this year. From its modest beginnings as the Bristol-Myers Fund to its work today as a global leader in promoting health equity and improving health outcomes for people disproportionately affected by serious diseases around the world, the Foundation has been investing, innovating and inspiring change since 1955.

Theater of War Helps Returning Soldiers Heal Invisible Wounds

April 29, 2015 -- Theater of War is produced by Outside the Wire, a social impact company that began presenting dramatic readings from Greek plays to diverse military and civilian audiences in 2008. Last year, it kicked off the Theater of War: Soldiers and Citizens Tour, created especially for military Reservists, National Guard members, their families and communities.

Targeting the Link Between HIV and Cervical Cancers in Africa

April 29, 2015 -- Women living with HIV in Africa are now more likely to die from cervical or breast cancers than they are from HIV. What’s worse, awareness of breast cancer among women who may be at risk is low and the potentially lethal consequences of cervical cancer are generally unknown.

Promotores Offer Encouragement and Resources to Latinos Living with
Type 2 Diabetes in Chicago

April 29, 2015 -- Together on Diabetes is working with 26 grantees in more than 60 communities in the United States – and others in China and India – to pursue integrated and scalable approaches to achieving optimal and equitable outcomes for people living with type 2 diabetes.

How We Are Helping People Living With Hepatitis in Asia

April 29, 2015 -- Since 2002, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Delivering Hope™ initiative has supported more than 40 projects in China and India to help communities more effectively address hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) infections.

Empowering Hepatitis Patients in India and China to Care for Themselves

April 29, 2015 -- Hepatitis B (HBV) takes an exacting toll on patients, especially those who live in developing countries such as India and China. Depending on the stage at diagnosis and the treatment regimen, frequent doctor visits for intensive monitoring and case management may be required. Proper nutrition during treatment is essential.

Collaboration with WHO Helps Communities at Risk for TB

April 29, 2015 -- Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s deadliest diseases and a leading killer of people living with HIV. In countries with high levels of HIV, such as those in sub-Saharan Africa, about 80% people with TB also have HIV.

Centers of Excellence Help Nurses in Russia Play More Meaningful Role
in Cancer Care and Prevention

April 29, 2015 -- Svetlana Konovalova, an oncology nurse at a municipal outpatient hospital in Balakovo, Russia, has spent 30 years working with cancer patients. Throughout her career she has faced many problems that have limited her ability to care for patients.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Ranks No. 6 on 2015 Best Corporate Citizens List

April 21, 2015 -- For the seventh consecutive year, Bristol-Myers Squibb ranks among the top 10 on Corporate Responsibility magazine’s list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens, a leading benchmark for socially responsible investors and other stakeholders.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Receives Energy Star Partner of the Year Award from EPA

April 6, 2015 -- The company will receive a 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its comprehensive policies and programs to manage energy use at its facilities worldwide.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Supports Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month

March 9, 2015 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb is proud to support Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month, which is observed worldwide during the month of March. As a company we are dedicated to the research and development of potential therapies for multiple myeloma, and Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month provides us with the opportunity to stand together to help educate the public about this progressive form of blood cancer.


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