On Friday, April 9, ASCO and Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) co-hosted a live virtual event, which brought together experts from across the healthcare sector to discuss the recent release of the new ASCO-Friends recommendations for modernizing eligibility criteria to improve patient access and representation in cancer clinical trials.
On February 11, 2021, Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) hosted a virtual meeting highlighting and discussing the progress, challenges, and future of immunotherapies and cell therapies. Ellen Sigal, Chairperson & Founder of Friends, gave opening remarks and introduced keynote speaker Ned Sharpless, Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Sharpless spoke about the progress made to date in immuno-oncology (IO), ongoing efforts to advance the field at NCI, as well as regulatory challenges for IO and other novel therapies.
Each year, the Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) Annual Meeting addresses critical issues in the development of new oncology drugs and features experts proposing unique approaches toward current challenges in drug development. On Day 1 of the 2020 Friends Annual Meeting, panelists will discuss FDA’s expedited development programs and discuss proposals outlined in the white paper “Modernizing Expedited Development Programs.”
September 21st was the first day of the Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) virtual meeting on real-world evidence (RWE). Day 1 covered findings from the RWE Pilot 2.0 Project, exploring the outcomes of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (aNSCLC) treated with immunotherapy versus chemotherapy, as well as related RWE projects from partner institutions across the country and abroad.
This is the final post in the Real-World Evidence (RWE) blog series where we will discuss the Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) whitepaper titled: “Recommendations for Use of Real-world Evidence in Oncology: Lessons Learned from the Friends of Cancer Research Real-world Evidence Framework. ”
In the first post of the Real-World Evidence (RWE) blog series, we discussed Pilot Project 1.0 , and the collaborative effort to build consensus around the role of RWE in oncology. In this post, we will explore Pilot Project 2.0: Establishing the Utility of Real-World Endpoints, a key element about RWE that requires further investigation for drug development.
This is the first of a five-part blog series on Real-World Evidence leading up to the September 21st RWE meeting . The series will highlight how Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) is working with various stakeholders to identify key elements about real-world evidence (RWE) that require further investigation for use in drug development and contribute to consensus toward the potential use of RWE in the regulatory setting.