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January 15, 2019
Clinical trial participation is crucial for drug development, but it’s estimated that just 5% of patients participate in clinical trials. While institutional factors, such as lack of a locally... Read more
January 14, 2019
Experiments involving just a few patients have hinted at it, and research on one type of tumor at a time has supported it, but a large study has now delivered the strongest evidence yet about how to... Read more
January 14, 2019
As efforts are being made to improve enrollment in cancer trials, a new study found that physicians were less likely to even discuss or offer clinical trial participation when patients had... Read more
January 10, 2019
Patients with cancer and comorbidities are routinely left out of clinical trial discussions, offers and participation, according to results of a study published in JAMA Oncology.   At least 60% of... Read more
January 10, 2019
How do you make cancer clinical trials available to more patients?   A new study published today in JAMA Oncology and led by Dr. Joseph Unger at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center offers a... Read more
January 8, 2019
Executive Summary Agency staff discuss how they offer early development advice to sponsors before a breakthrough decision is made and reassure them if the status is denied.   Sponsors may desire... Read more
January 3, 2019
Executive Summary Siding with coalition of hospitals, judge ruled that HHS lacked authority to cut Medicare reimbursement for drugs purchased at 340B prices. That should change the dynamics of the... Read more
January 2, 2019
Executive Summary Synthetic control group derived from historical clinical trial data could augment smaller randomized trials and yield better information than single-arm studies, but this approach... Read more
December 17, 2018
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Monday that Dr. Amy Abernethy will replace Rachel Sherman as Principal Deputy commissioner of Food and Drugs – the highest position at the agency... Read more
December 17, 2018
Friends of Cancer Research Applauds this Appointment and Thanks Dr. Rachel Sherman for Her Incredible Service   December 17, 2018 - Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA... Read more