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September 17, 2009
Mary Jo Laffler, FDA Office of Oncology Drug Products Director Richard Pazdur plans to convene an advisory committee meeting to clarify standards  for use of progression-free survival data  , a move... Read more
September 16, 2009
By GARDINER HARRIS, Politicians and researchers have predicted for nearly four decades that a cure for cancer is near, but cancer death rates have hardly budged and most new cancer drugs cost a... Read more
September 15, 2009
By GREG HITT and JONATHAN WEISMAN , Some rank-and-file Senate Democrats are voicing concerns about sweeping health legislation being crafted by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus,   citing... Read more
September 10, 2009
    Friends of Cancer Research Statement on President Obama’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress Thursday September 10, 2009 Arlington, VA- Thousands of people are diagnosed with cancer everyday... Read more
September 9, 2009
By Paul Kane, Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) has decided against succeeding his close friend and mentor, the late Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) as chairman of the Senate's health committee, a senior... Read more
September 8, 2009
By JACKIE CALMES and ROBERT PEAR, As President Obama and top advisers drafted his eagerly awaited health care speech to Congress, new details emerged Monday  about fees and coverage limits under a... Read more
September 2, 2009
By Carl Bialik,  Grim reports about the war on cancer have masked significant signs of progress against the disease. In recent years, it has been hard to avoid hearing that the fight against cancer... Read more
September 1, 2009
By Sherry Lansing, "We know the future will outlast all of us, but I believe that all of us will live on in the future we make," said Senator Ted Kennedy in a speech he gave last December at Harvard... Read more
August 31, 2009
By DEBORAH SOLOMON, As a former Democratic senator from South Dakota who wrote a best-selling book on health care, “Critical,” and was a shoo-in for the position of secretary of health and human... Read more
August 28, 2009
By Janet Hook, With a virtual civil war raging over parts of President Obama's healthcare agenda, the smoke of battle has obscured a surprising fact:  Democrats and Republicans actually agree on a... Read more