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The Obama administration announced on Monday that it hoped to spend $1 billion to fund a cancer “moonshot” in search of a cure. But in the costly world of biological research, such a sum may be... Read more
President Obama & Vice President Biden Announce $1 Billion Jumpstart on Cancer MoonshotInitiative Includes Friends of Cancer Research Proposal to Create Oncology Center of Excellence at... Read more
THE WHITE HOUSEOffice of the Vice PresidentFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 1, 2016FACT SHEET:   Investing in the National Cancer MoonshotDuring his 2016 State of the Union Address, President Obama... Read more
Chairman Alexander Announces Committee Schedule for “Step by Step” Consideration of Biomedical Innovation BillsFeb. 9 meeting will be 1st of 3 to produce companion legislation to 21st Century Cures... Read more
The White House's "moon shot" to accelerate the search for a cancer cure has the scientific research community abuzz over the possibilities raised by such a high-profile push. Vice President Joe... Read more
A Senate panel on Tuesday cleared President Barack Obama’s nominee, cardiologist Dr. Robert Califf, to head the Food and Drug Administration.While the graduate of Columbia;s A.C. Flora High School... Read more
It was October 1988, and AIDS had reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. A crowd gathered in front of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Rockville, Maryland. “Forty-two thousand dead from... Read more
Cancer clinical trials in three distinct phases, as they have been conducted for decades, are probably no longer the best way to bring a drug or biologic agent to market. This was the consensus of... Read more
On November 17, Friends of Cancer Research (FOCR) released a white paper report, Enhancing Use of Patient-Centered Data in Regulatory Decision Making.1 The contents of that paper are summarized below... Read more
Mary Pazdur had exhausted the usual drugs for ovarian cancer, and with her tumors growing and her condition deteriorating, her last hope seemed to be an experimental compound that had yet to be... Read more