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April 21, 2020
Executive Summary Agency is going outside its ‘comfort zone’ to leverage different streams of existing real-world data sources to quickly assess the impact of potential treatment approaches, Amy... Read more
April 20, 2020
The first look at how well Gilead’s Ebola drug treats Covid-19 patients in an NIH clinical trial should come in a matter of weeks, the agency’s head said Monday.   If available, that initial analysis... Read more
April 20, 2020
The Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA (Foundation) in collaboration with Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) today announced the COVID-19 Evidence Accelerator, an expansive public-private... Read more
April 19, 2020
The US Food and Drug Administration last week issued a guidance intending to ease patient access to precision oncology drugs by outlining how test developers may achieve broader companion diagnostic... Read more
April 14, 2020
If Merck is successful in garnering US Food and Drug Administration approval for pembrolizumab (Keytruda) in advanced cancer patients with high tumor mutational burden, it will be the second pan-... Read more
March 31, 2020
Rebecca Stephens last checked in with University of California San Francisco researchers running her cancer trial by video, and the coronavirus could make that routine.   The Covid-19 pandemic is... Read more
March 19, 2020
Industry experts told AgencyIQ that ongoing clinical trials, as well as trials that were set to begin enrollment, could be hit hard by ripple effects from the novel coronavirus outbreak. Both... Read more
March 19, 2020
For about 20 minutes on Thursday, President Trump undermined six decades of dogma on the development of safe and effective drugs.   Trump, addressing a nation under shelter and quarantine from the... Read more
March 18, 2020
Like millions of our colleagues, friends, and family, Friends of Cancer Research is adjusting to the rapidly changing public health crisis being caused by COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). We are... Read more
March 6, 2020
Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) would like to thank Senators Burr and Bennet and Representatives DeGette and Bucshon for their commitment to patients through the introduction of the Verifying... Read more

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