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Gottlieb sees ‘watershed opportunity’ to shape future of FDA’s regulatory process

Gottlieb sees ‘watershed opportunity’ to shape future of FDA’s regulatory process
November 16, 2017

WASHINGTON — When diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma at the age of 33 years, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, was told he had a 90% chance of survival.

“Ninety percent doesn’t sound so good if it’s you,” Gottlieb, now 44, told HemOnc Today following a keynote presentation at the Friends of Cancer Research Annual Meeting. “So, to me, that 10% sounded pretty grim.”

FDA News

FDA authorizes IMPACT test to rapidly identify cancer mutations

November 15, 2017
The FDA today authorized Integrated Mutation Profiling of Actionable Cancer Targets, or IMPACT, an in vitro diagnostic test that uses next-generation sequencing to…
In the Journals Plus

T-VEC, ipilimumab regimen improves survival in advanced melanoma

November 10, 2017
The combination of an oncolytic virus plus a checkpoint inhibitor improved survival among patients with advanced melanoma compared with monotherapy, according to data…
In the Journals Plus

ASCO: Even light alcohol use increases risk for cancer

November 7, 2017
Alcohol use — whether light, moderate or heavy — increases cancer risk, and public health measures are needed to reduce high-risk alcohol consumption…
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CME

Combination Strategies in Melanoma Management: What’s New and What’s Next

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Melanoma is the sixth most common cancer in the United States and the deadliest form of skin cancer. Although it is…
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Meeting News

VIDEO: Speaker discusses advances in the treatment of brain metastases

June 6, 2017
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CME

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Advanced Melanoma: Clinical Updates and Multidisciplinary Strategies

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Incidence rates of melanoma in the United States continue to rise, with an estimated 87,110 new cases being diagnosed…
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