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July 24, 2020

The Future Use of Complex Biomarkers

Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) convened its first virtual symposium on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The symposium, The Future Use of Complex Biomarkers, convened renowned speakers from several health care sectors, who discussed the current role of biomarker testing in cancer drug discovery and treatment, and explored the future of...
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A Plea to Make Cancer Clinical Trials More Patient Friendly

Jim Omel is a myeloma patient and a cancer research advocate. He spoke at the 2017 Friends of Cancer Research Annual Meeting and was an author of the panel 2 whitepaper, Data Generation to Support Cross-Labeling of Indications for Combination Products. Below are his abridged remarks from the meeting. To...

Fighting to Change the Cancer Story

Friends of Cancer Research Vice President – Public Affairs, Ryan Hohman, shares why he is passionate about the Friends mission of bringing life-saving treatments to patients in the fastest and safest way possible in the latest installment of “My Story.” From a young age, Ryan has been witness to how...

Tough as Hell – A Breast Cancer Fighter Tells Her Story

In November 2014, assistant professor, Jenna Kieckhaefer, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was only 28 years old at the time.     The concept of having breast cancer first came to Jenna’s attention when she was working on her PhD. She went for an annual visit and was informed she had lumpy...

What Is ‘Regulatory Science’ and Why Is It Here to Stay?

Regulatory science is new to the research lexicon. When Dr. Ira Shoulson began his career as a neurologist, he knew he wanted to focus on the clinical development of experiment therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases. For nearly 30 years, Ira has been an integral leader in the design of large international,...

David Baltimore Talks Cancer, Research, and How Things Have Changed Since He Was in High School

David Baltimore is a world-renowned biologist who in 1975 won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine along with Howard Temin and Renato Dulbecco “for their discoveries concerning the interaction between tumor viruses and the genetic material of the cell.” We had the chance to sit down and discuss science,...

My Story: Jeff Allen

In the second installment of the “My Story” series, Friends President & CEO, Jeff Allen, PhD, recounts his personal experience with cancer from a young age when his grandfather was sick with the disease and why he is motivated for working in this field. With a background in cancer research focused upon...

My Story: Stephanie Haney

Stephanie and her family were shocked by her diagnosis. She had no risk factors or family history. With the help of newly available treatments, such as breakthrough therapies, she has defied the odds.

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