In The News

April 13, 2021
In a conversation hosted by the Friends of Cancer Research and the American Society of Clinical Oncology, cancer researchers spoke with regulators and industry to lay out ways to modernize cancer…
April 12, 2021
Washington, DC - April 12, 2021 - Friends of Cancer Research would like to congratulate Dr. Patrizia Cavazzoni for being named the director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at…
April 9, 2021
Though cancer clinical trials have taken a hard knock from COVID-19, preserving and extending pandemic flexibility may give oncology research broader reach than ever before, according to Janet…
April 9, 2021
FDA acting chief aims to use Covid-19 fight to advantage Electronic records can replace burdensome paper forms Physicians running clinical trials may have less paperwork in the future by relying…
April 2, 2021
Executive Summary In an interview with Medtech Insight, Amy Abernethy, the US FDA’s outgoing second-in-command, threw her weight behind Janet Woodcock to be the agency’s next commissioner. News of…
April 1, 2021
To the Editor—A recent federal notice1 proposes to permanently remove oversight by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over 91 medical devices, including several devices that apply artificial…
March 29, 2021
Real-world evidence, post-marketing studies, and migrating clinical trial sites into underserved communities are all strategies the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is pushing to help increase…
March 24, 2021
Is FDA approving too many new drugs and added indications too quickly based on surrogate endpoints that fail to pan out? While patient advocates and the research community have been strong advocates…
March 23, 2021
Executive Summary After slightly more than two years as second-in-command, Abernethy tells the Pink Sheet she’s leaving FDA because the initiatives on which she was focused were starting to develop…
March 23, 2021
Executive Summary US FDA principal deputy commissioner Amy Abernethy is set to leave the agency by the end of April. The surprise news comes in the midst of the Biden administration still figuring…