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Device And Drug Accelerated Approval Pathways Important To Cancer Patients, US FDA Oncology Chief Pazdur Says

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The Food and Drug Administration’s increased use of hastened approval pathways for innovative medical products, including new genomic device/drug combinations, has come in for criticism from some US Senators recently. But the patient group Friends of Cancer Research (FOCR) endorsed the approach at a 10 December meeting on Capitol Hill featuring FDA’s Oncology Center of Excellence director Richard Pazdur.

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