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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
October 22, 2019
Executive Summary US FDA is encouraging common mechanisms of drug testing to enable pharma industry collaboration and avoid redundancy; Pazdur notes that there are many similar PD-1 drugs.   Richard... Read more
October 18, 2019
The growth of personalized medicine in oncology continues to fuel a shift from traditional chemotherapies to immunotherapy. Currently, there are more than 30 immunotherapies approved for use in the... Read more
October 12, 2019
Perhaps one of the biggest opportunities for AI (Artificial Intelligence) is the healthcare industry. According to ReportLinker, spending on this category is forecasted to jump from $2.1 billion to $... Read more
October 9, 2019
The White House sees an opening for a drug pricing deal with House Democrats before the end of President Donald Trump’s first term—provided impeachment doesn’t derail the entire process.   The White... Read more
September 5, 2019
The Trump administration is apparently down to three final candidates for the top FDA job as a deadline for nomination looms. Acting commissioner Ned Sharpless is contending with Stephen Hahn, chief... Read more