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.
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.
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.