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  • Conversation: Paramount Developments Crucial for Advancing Clinical Trials Targeting Cancer Treatments

    • February 7, 2019 2:12 PM GMT
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      Paramount Developments Crucial for Advancing Clinical Trials Targeting Cancer Treatments

      The biotech drug industry, with encouragement from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is advancing efforts to modernize clinical trials, streamlining the process of figuring out whether a treatment actually works. "Clinical trials are getting more complex and increasing amounts of data are being collected," says Steve Cutler, chief operating officer of clinical research organization ICON. "We need better approaches and we need to apply our current systems and technology better in order to meet the challenges posed by this – such as increasing numbers of patient subgroups, difficulties in finding those patients, and trials in rare diseases and orphan drugs becoming more common." Advances in genetic testing now allow physicians and researchers to offer methods of identifying and treating cancer that were not considered, or even understood, not that long ago.
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