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June 3, 2019
Only 3% of patients with cancer in the US enrol on a clinical trial – and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is concerned that outdated and restrictive eligibility criteria could be... Read more
June 3, 2019
It may be possible to double the number of patients eligible for clinical trials for advanced non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A study looking at 10,500 health records of advanced NSCLC patients... Read more
June 3, 2019
The FDA has unveiled what it describes as a pilot “concierge service” for oncologists and patients seeking information and assistance with expanded access (EA) to investigational therapies. The two-... Read more
June 3, 2019
Dr R. Donald Harvey presents results at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting from a study looking at using ASCO’s CancerLinQ database to look expanding clinical trial... Read more
June 3, 2019
The FDA says it is making it easier for doctors to access unapproved therapies for cancer patients, but Richard Padzur, MD, is emphatic: the pilot program, called Project Facilitate, only covers... Read more
June 3, 2019
The results of a study led by physicians at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center showed that patients living with HIV and one of a variety of potentially deadly cancers could be safely treated with... 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
May 25, 2019
ASCO recently announced a new task force aimed at reducing disparities and improving outcomes for patients and survivors of cancer who live in rural communities. The new Rural Cancer Care Task Force... Read more
May 22, 2019
Executive Summary Academic institutions confused about agency standards are overly cautious in requiring early-phase studies be conducted under full GMPs, experts say; CBER Director Marks highlights... Read more