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November 12, 2019
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may expand a pilot project that allows for simultaneous drug approval decisions from US, Canadian and Australian regulators to include Singapore and... Read more
November 5, 2019
New Project Aims to Harmonize ctDNA for Monitoring Treatment Response   Washington, DC – November 12, 2019 – Today, Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) announced the launch of its latest project,... Read more
October 30, 2019
The number of expedited FDA approvals for cancer drugs that are based on surrogate end points is increasing, leading many to search for new ways to uncover efficacy and safety data to justify the... Read more
October 30, 2019
Sudip Parikh has helped shape U.S. science policy as a staffer on a powerful congressional spending panel. He’s been a senior health care executive for a large nonprofit organization that manages... Read more
October 25, 2019
On September 24, 2019, Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) hosted its 23rd Annual Cancer Leadership Awards Reception. The event honored individuals who have been champions of cancer research and... Read more
October 24, 2019
Edward S. Kim, MD, chair, Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Levine Cancer Institute, discusses clinical trial eligibility criteria in lung cancer.   Kim led a task force that evaluated the impact... Read more
October 24, 2019
A decade before he became the US Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, MD, published a 2004 study in JAMA about participants in cancer clinical trials. Among other findings, Murthy and his coauthors... Read more
October 22, 2019
Theresa LaVallee joined the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy in 2017 and is currently VP of translational medicine and regulatory affairs. As part of the institute's efforts to bring precise... Read more
October 22, 2019
Executive Summary Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation could enable outcomes-based contracting for novel, 'curative' therapies follow something like the FDA’s Accelerated Approval model,... Read more
October 22, 2019
Executive Summary Shared review memorandum under Office of New Drugs reorg will help eliminate last-minute surprises between disciplines and provide greater consistency between divisions.   The US... Read more