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Type: Peer Reviewed Publications

Advancing Evidence Generation for Circulating Tumor DNA: Lessons Learned from A Multi-Assay Study of Baseline Circulating Tumor DNA Levels across Cancer Types and Stages

Accelerating the development of genetically engineered cellular therapies: a framework for extrapolating data across related products

An Analysis of Dosing-Related Postmarketing Requirements for Novel Oncology Drugs Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 2012–2022

A National Assessment of Diagnostic Test Use for Patients with Advanced NSCLC and Factors Influencing Physician Decision-Making

Background Diagnostic tests, including US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved tests and laboratory-developed tests, are frequently used to guide care for patients with cancer, and, recently, have been the subject of several policy discussions and insurance coverage determinations. As the use of diagnostic testing has evolved, stakeholders have raised questions about the lack of standardized…

Real-world Overall Survival Using Oncology Electronic Health Record Data: Friends of Cancer Research Pilot

Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluate the safety and efficacy of medical products in specific patient populations under rigorously controlled conditions. While adherence to structured protocols, use of restrictive eligibility criteria, and patient randomization maximize the internal validity of RCT results, eligibility and protocol-directed care may reduce the relevancy of study results for broader patient populations…

The Friends of Cancer Research Real-World Data Collaboration Pilot 2.0: Methodological Recommendations from Oncology Case Studies

The 21st Century Cures Act was enacted in 2016, to evaluate the health policy goals of trial design modernization and use of real-world evidence (RWE) creating numerous synergistic efforts.1 These efforts aim to further understand ways in which RWE may complement or supplement randomized controlled trial data for regulatory purposes.2–6 Evaluating applied examples of real-world data (RWD)…

Comparing Findings From a Friends of Cancer Research Exploratory Analysis of Real-World End Points With the Cancer Analysis System in England

Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are the gold standard for assessing safety and efficacy of drugs; however, RCTs have limitations such as controlled settings, selective patient populations, and short-term study outcomes that might not be generalizable to heterogenous real-world populations and settings.1–3 There is a need to understand the effectiveness of medical interventions in representative real-world populations…

Real-world response endpoints in patients with mNSCLC treated with chemotherapy across real-world datasets.

Background:Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) based response rate (RR) is used for efficacy evaluation in clinical trials and relies on imaging data collected at specified timepoints for uniform assessment. In routine clinical practice, the method and timing of response assessment can vary, and imaging data from electronic health records (EHR) and other real…

A Study Design to Harmonize Patient-Reported Outcomes Across Data Sets

ABSTRACT ChooseTop of pageAbstract <<INTRODUCTIONCHALLENGES TO ePRO DATA S…A FRAMEWORK TO HARMONIZE …REFERENCES PURPOSE Using patient-reported outcomes (PROs) provides important insights from the patient’s perspective and can be valuable to monitor and manage treatment-related adverse events during cancer treatment. Additionally, the digital administration of PROs (electronic PROs [ePROs]) provides real-time updates to clinical care teams…

Need for aligning the definition and reporting of cytokine release syndrome (CRS) in immuno-oncology clinical trials

Abstract As cancer immunotherapies continue to expand across all areas of oncology, it is imperative to establish a standardized approach for defining and capturing clinically important toxicities, such as cytokine release syndrome (CRS). In this paper, we provide considerations for categorizing the variety of adverse events that may accompany CRS and for recognizing that presentations…