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March 24, 2010
Last week, before the health-care bill passed the House, Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health,  met with The Washington Post's editorial board and a group of newsroom... Read more
March 18, 2010
  President Obama Appoints New Director of NCI   Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) congratulates Dr.Harold Varmus on his appointment as Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI).   "As... Read more
March 17, 2010
PDF: Realizing the Return on Investment from Biomedical Research Briefing- Invite A discussion on why increased scientific capacity at the FDA is what will ensure patients and their families can... Read more
March 16, 2010
Today, March 17, 2010, leaders from the academic research community, members of congress, including Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA), and leaders from government agencies, including Dr. Janet Woodcock... Read more
March 16, 2010
by Carolyn Clancy and Patrick Conway, PATIENTS AND PHYSICIANS ARE FORTUNATE TO Confront expanded options for diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring. While physicians strive to tailor recommendations... Read more
March 8, 2010
In order to leverage pre-approval and post-market data collected by FDA to advance comparative effectiveness research and personalized medicine,  the agency is considering establishing two centers... Read more
March 4, 2010
Obama’s Remarks on Health Care Following is a text of President Obama's speech Wednesday on the need to overhaul of the country's health care system, as released by the White House: Thank you so... Read more
February 24, 2010
On February 23, 2010,  FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced an initiative designed to... Read more
February 23, 2010
Without sustained investment in biomedical research and innovation to better understand and treat disease, the long-overdue reforms being debate d today aimed at achieving access for all patients... Read more
February 22, 2010
FEAR OF intrusion in the doctor-patient relationship so inhibits insurers that they are shunning one of the most obvious ways to cut medical costs: Avoiding costly  procedures when they are proven to... Read more

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