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June 25, 2019
A DIAGNOSIS of any life-threatening cancer or other serious illness has always been a world-shaking event for those touched by significant disease, and most of us have known—or will know—the... Read more
June 17, 2019
Joe Biden promised last week that if he is elected to the Oval Office, "we're gonna cure cancer."   It was definitive in a way that the statement he made as vice president in 2015 — “If I could be... Read more
June 12, 2019
The US Food and Drug Administration is willing to grant regulatory flexibility for manufacturers of cell and gene therapy products from certain chemistry, manufacturing and controls (CMC)... Read more
June 6, 2019
Targeted cancer treatments, especially immunotherapies, are complex. Understanding in which patients they will work, and just as importantly in which they won’t, is not easy. However, when patients... Read more
June 5, 2019
Restrictive eligibility criteria may limit or even jeopardize data generalizability of the trial results and opportunities for patients to participate in a clinical trial. [1][2]   And while the... Read more
June 4, 2019
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealed its pilot program, designed to assist oncologists and patients requesting access to unapproved therapies in the cancer space.   The two-pronged program... Read more
June 3, 2019
A broader set of clinical trial eligibility criteria proposed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and Friends of Cancer Research would nearly double the number of patients with... Read more
June 3, 2019
A study that examined 10,500 health records of patients with advanced non–small cell lung cancer from ASCO’s CancerLinQ database found that the use of expanded clinical trial inclusion criteria—as... Read more
May 31, 2019
While PD-L1 testing has become commonplace with immuno-oncology treatment, the multitude of available antibodies, cut-offs, and scoring algorithms makes this biomarker anything but uniform and... Read more
May 30, 2019
Christiana Care Health System's Gene Editing Institute is preparing to file an investigational new drug application (IND) with the US Food and Drug Administration for a clinical trial protocol that... Read more