FDA Approves First Use for an Anticancer Therapeutic Based on Tumor Biomarker, Not Tumor Origin

Tuesday marked a milestone for the oncology community: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its first approval of an anticancer therapeutic for use based on whether a patient has a tumor with certain biomarkers and not where in the body the tumor originated.

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Scientist↔Survivor Program Participants Spend a Memorable Day on Capitol Hill

US Capitol Building

May is National Cancer Research Month, and for the past 10 years, leaders and members from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI), and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) have converged on Capitol Hill during May to share how cancer research is saving lives and transforming patient care.

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AACR Annual Meeting 2017: The Patient Perspective

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2017 brought some of the world’s greatest scientific minds to Washington, D.C., to address research challenges in cancer. But significant findings also came from cancer patient advocates and survivors who attended the meeting.

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AACR Annual Meeting 2017: Most Merkel Cell Carcinoma Responses to the Newly FDA-Approved Avelumab Expected to Last More than a Year

T cells and antibodies

On March 23, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the first-ever approval of a treatment for patients with a rare, aggressive form of skin cancer called Merkel cell carcinoma. The treatment, the immunotherapeutic avelumab (Bavencio), was approved based on data from the JAVELIN Merkel 200 phase II clinical trial.

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“No Time to Stop the Momentum”

Former Vice President Joe Biden returned to the stage at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting on Monday, sounding a battle cry to continue the momentum for cancer research that began when he launched the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative in 2016.

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Public Policy and Advocacy in Cancer Research: An Associate Member Guest Post

April symbolizes a progressive time for cancer researchers around the world. From April 1-5, over 20,000 cancer scientists will gather in Washington, D.C., to attend the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2017 Annual Meeting.

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Key Policy Sessions Set for AACR Annual Meeting 2017

In addition to the robust scientific program at this year’s AACR Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., a number of sessions will provide a policy perspective on the meeting’s theme, “Research Propelling Cancer Prevention and Cures.”

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AACR Speaks Out on Proposed Cuts to Medical Research Funding

The American Association for Cancer Research was shocked last week to learn that the Trump administration has proposed to cut $5.8 billion from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget in fiscal year 2018. We are working very hard to ensure that these proposed cuts to the NIH never happen.

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