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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
New Whitepaper Released on Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) in OncologyAhead of FDA's Workshop on NGS, Friends of Cancer Research is Releasing the Final Whitepaper from our September 2014... Read more
Dr. Margaret Hamburg, who as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for almost six years has overseen public health initiatives ranging from tobacco control and food safety to... Read more
As Dr. Hamburg steps down as Commissioner, we are deeply indebted to her for all she has done for science and for patientsWashington, DC, February 5, 2015 - Friends of Cancer Research would like to... Read more
Days after the White House announced a new precision-medicine initiative, an influential group of US lawmakers has released its own wish list for biomedical research. On 27 January, several members... Read more
Representatives from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries said last Friday (Dec. 12) they expect work on the bipartisan 21st Century Cures initiative this spring to be a staging ground for... Read more