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Health Coalition Forms National Lung Cancer Roundtable to Increase Screening and Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths

(ACS) Mar 23, 2017 - The American Cancer Society and a coalition of leading professional, government and non-governmental organizations are coming together to form the National Lung Cancer Roundtable to accelerate the nation's efforts to reduce mortality from lung cancer.

Why Can’t Pharma and Payers Play Nicer?

(STAT Plus) Mar 23, 2017 - Among the drug industry’s least-escapable buzzphrases is “value-based contracting,” a system under which payers shell out for pricey drugs only when they work, creating a theoretical win-win that increases access and cuts costs all the while.

AMP Issues Best Practice Guidelines For Next-Generation Sequencing-Based Oncology Panel Validation

(AMP) Mar 22, 2017 - The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), the premier global, non-profit molecular diagnostics professional society, today published consensus recommendations to help clinical laboratory professionals achieve high-quality sequencing results and deliver better care for cancer patients.

FDA Approves First Treatment For Rare Form Of Skin Cancer

(FDA.gov) Mar 23, 2017 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Bavencio (avelumab) for the treatment of adults and pediatric patients 12 years and older with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), including those who have not received prior chemotherapy.

Q&A: Bristol-Myers’ Top Scientist On The Future Of Cancer Care

(STAT Plus) Mar 22, 2017 - It’s been a rough nine months for Bristol-Myers Squibb, between disappointing trial results, mounting competition, and some unwelcome attention from activist investors.

U.S. Cancer Care System Poised for Transformation, but Challenges Loom Large

(ASCO) Mar 22, 2017 - The U.S. cancer care delivery system is undergoing profound changes to better meet the needs of people with cancer, but persistent hurdles threaten to slow progress, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) fourth annual State of Cancer Care in America report released today.

Shire’s Rare Blood Disorder Drug Gets US Fast Track

(PharmaTimes [UK]) Mar 23, 2017 - An experimental therapy in development by Shire for patients with the rare blood disorder hereditary thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (hTTP) has been granted a fast track designation by the US Food and Drug Administration.

First Opinion: Slashing the NIH Budget Won’t Keep America First In The Fight Against Cancer

(STAT) Mar 22, 2017 - The new administration’s recently proposed “budget blueprint” aims to slash the nation’s investment in biomedical research by nearly 20 percent. This makes no sense for our patients, our citizens, or our scientists.

Amgen Targets Roche in Europe With Herceptin Biosimilar Submission

(BioPharma Reporter) Mar 22, 2017 - Amgen has signalled its intention to take a share of the $6.9bn Herceptin market by filing its trastuzumab candidate in the EU.

Clot Or Bleed­ing? An­ti­co­agu­lants Walk The Line Between Two Risks

(University of Helsinki [Finland]) Mar 23, 2017 - The international CLUE Working Group studied the risk of thrombosis and severe haemorrhage after urological cancer operations and other forms of urological surgery.