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Medical and Regulatory Affairs

Rare Oncology and the FDA: Taking the Guesswork Out of Expedited Pathways

Rare cancers account for 25-30 percent of all new cancer diagnoses and 25 percent of cancer deaths.1 With their poorly understood natural histories, phenotypic heterogeneity, and diverse clinical manifestations, rare cancers pose challenges to drug development and represent a significant unmet need in oncology. Faced with limited treatment options, researchers, clinicians, and patients may be...


In the Spotlight: Recent FDA Updates and Guidance for Rare Disease Drug Development

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just updated its 2015 draft guidelines for drug discovery in rare diseases. The January update, Rare Diseases: Common Issues in Drug Development, seeks to help pharmaceutical companies and other sponsors perform more efficient development programs for drugs and biological products and provides new insights on complex elements of...