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We appreciate the opportunity to comment on ASCO’s Conceptual Framework to Assess the Value of Cancer Treatment Options. At Friends of Cancer Research, our mission is to ensure that patients have... Read more
It is an excruciating question for cancer patients with a prognosis of only months to live. Should they try another round of chemotherapy?Guidelines for oncologists say no for very sick patients,... Read more
Washington, DC (10 July, 2015) - Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) congratulates Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI) and Diana DeGette (D-CO), along with their colleagues, on the successful House... Read more
Congress Must Pass 21st Century Cures Act Now Posted: 07/08/2015 7:38 pm EDTThis is an incredibly exciting time in biomedical research. New discoveries are announced almost every week that bring us... Read more
The enactment of FDASIA, including the fifth reauthorization of PDUFA, really put patient engagement on the radar beyond some of the traditionally active disease communities (e.g., HIV/AIDS, cancer,... Read more
Roughly half of deaths from 12 smoking-related cancers may be linked directly to cigarette use, a U.S. study estimates.While the largest proportion of deaths associated with smoking were for cancers... Read more
 Today the 21st Century Cures Act was unanimously voted out of committee.Act creates a cohesive, efficient, effective & patient-centered path to cures.The 21st Century Cures Act, a substantial... Read more
For Immediate ReleaseContact: Ryan Hohman, JD, Managing Director, Policy & Public Affairs at or 202.944.6708Washington, DC (May 1, 2015) - Friends of Cancer Research (Friends)... Read more
The amount of genetic variation between cancer patients is astounding. Two people diagnosed with cancer in the same organ may, in fact, have two very different diseases. Consequently, we are now in... Read more
FDA codified an expedited review pathway for breakthrough-designated drugs in a manual of policies and procedures (MAPP) released this week, instructing FDA review teams to act at least one month... Read more