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.
The second of two sessions for the Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) Annual Meeting was held on November 19th. Day 2 featured a shift from Modernizing Expedited Development Pathways to a focus on Optimizing the Use of Accelerated Approval.
On November 13, 2020, Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) held the first of two virtual sessions of the Friends Annual Meeting. Day 1 covered Modernizing Expedited Development Programs, which focused on the current framework of FDA expedited development pathways and proposed ways to improve on the existing system.
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.