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First Opinion: New Online Navigator Helps Patients And Doctors Access Experimental Treatments

(STAT) Aug 2, 2017 - My organization, the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA, has just launched the Expanded Access Navigator. The navigator currently focuses on cancer drug manufacturers and resources, but will gradually be expanded to include drugs for other diseases.

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Thomas Marsland, MD (Posted: August 08, 2017)

quotesThank you Reagan-Udall foundation. One of the really great things to come from my recent move to California (aside from all the great wines...) is the very active research program my new practice has. In all the different Jax practices we had very limited research opportunities. In Petaluma/Santa Rosa the research environment is robust. This group puts 15% of patients on clinical trials much better than the average. It has helped me in my patient management to have access to the newest and best protocols. The R-U Foundation adds another piece to this. I think that we all need to rededicate ourselves to clinical trials and research. It is the only way we will develop the "right drug, right patient, and right time" that will be critical to delivering the quality and value going forward. quotes

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