Press Releases

August 9, 2018
August 9, 2018 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) and Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) have submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…
July 9, 2018
New Data Supporting Use of Real-World Evidence Presented with Six Data Partners as well as FDA July 10, 2018 – Washington, DC – Today, Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) released the results of a…
June 11, 2018
June 11, 2018 – Washington, DC – On Friday, June 8, 2018, The New York Times published an editorial titled “Easier Drug Approval Isn’t Cutting Drug Prices.” In it, The Times Editorial Board claims…
March 14, 2018
"Cancer patients cannot afford logistical delays and the OCE was not established to add another layer of bureaucracy." - Ellen Sigal Washington, DC – March 14, 2018 – On Thursday, March 15, 2018,…
November 13, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC, November 13, 2017 - Today, President Trump nominated Alex Azar to be the next Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary. As the former head of one of our nation's largest employers,…
August 3, 2017
Friends Applauds Senate for FDA User Fee Bill Passage; Urges President Trump to Quickly Sign Into Law Washington, DC – August 3, 2017 - Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) applauds the Senate for…
June 14, 2017
Friends of Cancer Research Applauds This Nomination Washington, DC – June 14, 2017 – President Donald Trump has nominated Dr. Norman E. Sharpless to be the next director at the National Cancer…
May 11, 2017
Amendment Provides Opportunity for Patients to More Easily Gain Access to Potentially Beneficial Experimental Therapies While in Development Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) would like to thank…
April 27, 2017
Washington, DC, April 27, 2017 - Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) would like to thank Chairman Alexander and the Senate HELP Committee for voting to report Dr. Scott Gottlieb's nomination to be…
April 20, 2017
Washington, DC, April 20, 2017 - Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) Chairperson & Founder, Ellen V. Sigal, will receive the Face of Hope award at LUNGevity's Celebration of Hope event tomorrow…