From the inception of a therapeutic through early clinical development, our disease area teams collaborate across scientific disciplines and organizations in support of our mission to improve and extend peoples’ lives.

 

Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an aggressive cancer of the blood and bone marrow and is responsible for the largest number of leukemia deaths annually. Learn more about this aggressive disease.

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ALK-Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

Learn about ALK+ advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and Novartis Oncology’s commitment to research & development for patients living with this genetically driven disease.

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Chagas disease

Together with partners, we are committed to reimagining the fight against Chagas disease and advocating for an integrated, end-to-end care approach.

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Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)

Chronic myeloid leukemia, or CML, is a relatively slow-growing cancer of the blood and bone marrow, which affects one to two people in every 100,000 people every year.

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Novartis is responding to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with safety of associates and patients globally as our primary concern. We are also contributing to research efforts, supporting communities and ensuring stable supply and price of essential medicines.

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Dry Eye Disease (DED)

Dry Eye Disease (DED), also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, can develop due to tear hyperosmolarity, tear film dysfunction, and lack of adaptation. Prevalence data varies but as many as 5-50% of people could be affected globally.

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Elevated lipoprotein(a)

Answer your questions on a type of cholesterol called lipoprotein(a), including how elevated levels can contribute to a cardiovascular disease.

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Heart Failure

Heart failure is a debilitating and potentially life-threatening condition where the heart cannot pump enough blood around the body, leaving patients fatigued, short of breath, and at risk of sudden cardiac death.

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Kidney disease

The kidneys play a vital role in keeping us healthy, and often it is only when something goes wrong that we realize just how important our kidneys are. Learn more about kidney disease, including rare kidney diseases, and the impact they have on patients and healthcare systems.

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Leprosy

For more than 30 years, Novartis and the Novartis Foundation have been working with partners around the world to eliminate leprosy – and we are committed to going the last mile.

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Malaria

We have been committed to the fight against malaria for the past two decades. Today we are working on the development of the next generation of antimalarials.

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Melanoma

Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer, and many times, it is caused by damage to the DNA in skin cells.

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Migraine

Migraine is a serious and distinct neurological disease affecting 1 billion people worldwide, and impacting women three times more than men. Migraine involves recurrent attacks of moderate-to-severe head pain that is typically pulsating and often unilateral, and is associated with nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light, sound and odors.

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Multiple Myeloma

Learn about multiple myeloma and Novartis Oncology’s commitment to research & development for patients living with this rare cancer.

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Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disorder of the central nervous system that disrupts the normal functioning of the brain, optic nerves and spinal cord through inflammation and tissue loss. Approximately 2.3 million people worldwide are affected by MS, of which 3-5% are estimated to be children.

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Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in more than half of the world's countries. Our goal is to use the science of targeted therapies to reduce the global disease burden, extend the lives of patients, and elevate current standards of care.

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Sickle cell disease (SCD)

Novartis is pursuing a comprehensive approach to tackling SCD. We are developing innovative new medicines to treat it and are working to expand access to diagnosis, treatment and care.

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

SMA is a rare and devastating genetic disease caused by a lack of a functional survival motor neuron 1 (SMN1) gene, resulting in the rapid and irreversible loss of motor neurons.

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