Precision oncology computational methods for diagnosis and treatment selection are generating increased attention in parallel with the increased use of targeted cancer therapies. To outline best practices for ensuring the clinical utility of predictive computational methods in the oncology clinic, the National Cancer Policy Forum and the Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics at the […]

Key opinion leaders (KOLs) play a vital role in pharma and biotech companies. The most successful organizations rely on regular feedback from qualified experts. Incorporating feedback into your business strategy gives your company an edge. Expert guidance helps your organization reach its goals and avoid costly pitfalls. Still, forging connections with renowned clinical experts isn’t […]

In late July 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to brexucabtagene autoleucel (KTE-X19) for treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). MCL is a rare, aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) that originates in the mantle zone of the lymph node. Brexucabtagene autoleucel, manufactured by […]

In the past, many pharma companies followed the same brand planning playbook. These strategies emphasized in-person events and traditional sales strategies, but the pharma market is shifting. In a post–COVID-19 world, live conferences and sales events are out. Healthcare providers (HCPs) are looking for different forms of engagement and leaning toward virtual contacts. More than […]

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges both to the medical system overall and to the ongoing treatment of patients with cancer. Patients are experiencing delays in care, additional financial strains, and mental health challenges in the current environment. To measure the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer patients, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action […]

With the continued increase of COVID-19 cases in the United States, social distancing guidelines remain crucial for combating the disease and limiting its spread. Cancer patients remain a highly vulnerable population that must balance social distancing guidelines with receiving necessary treatment in clinics. Following recent results from the FeDeriCa study, the US Food and Drug […]

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grip the world, social distancing guidelines implemented by healthcare officials remain crucial in combating the spread of the virus. These guidelines, however, have a particularly significant impact on cancer patients burdened with transfusion schedules and frequent clinic visits. Use of available oral oncolytics seems to be an obvious choice […]

The recently authorized emergency use of remdesivir by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients hospitalized with severe confirmed or suspected COVID-19 represents an important step forward for reducing morbidity during the pandemic. However, while remdesivir was able to significantly accelerate recovery in the double-blind placebo-controlled NIAID ACTT-1 trial, approximately 8% of treated […]

As the global number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise, there is increasing concern about the risk of infection and complications among cancer patients and cancer survivors. A previous study of approximately 1600 COVID-19 patients in China reported that patients with COVID-19 were more than 3 times more likely to have cancer or be cancer […]

In this time of international emergency when COVID-19 is forcing country-wide shutdowns, cancer does not stop, and cancer patients need ongoing treatment and follow-up visits. Recognizing the need to continue treatment for patients with cancer while limiting the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has broadened access to Medicare services […]