Tag Archives: Oncology
By Guest Blogger | Published: July 21, 2014
The US healthcare system is expected to spend more than $150 billion treating cancer by 2020. In this PharmExec article, Daniele Severi Bruni, Jacob J. Schutz, and Anthony Hewitt of Icon plc ask if we have we have hit a breaking point in the escalating cost of oncology care. Click here for the article.
By Guest Blogger | Published: May 19, 2014
Human behavior may be the most significant variable in the future of cancer care in two senses: a). The “front-end” or “topographical changes” affecting the identification of need and potential treatment modalities; and b). The care “system” delivery/payment models for care. It will not be about the technology or some great pharmaceutical breakthrough, at least […]
By Guest Blogger | Published: May 12, 2014
by Matthew Cook and Sebastien Morisot In light of the risks and challenges inherent in the development of oncologics, some biopharma companies are beginning to question whether oncology remains an attractive therapeutic area in which to invest limited research, development, and commercialization resources.
By Ben Comer | Published: April 9, 2014
An industry and academic data-sharing project went live on Tuesday, nearly a year after the platform was expected to launch. Visitors to the site – no credentials needed – can register and access de-identified clinical data from the comparator arms of nine oncology trials, with more to come. Project DataSphere, the newest data transparency and […]
By William Looney | Published: March 18, 2014
Despite its importance as a vital indicator of overall population health status, cancer suffers from an information deficit – particularly when considered from a global perspective. The American Society of Clinical Oncology [ASCO], the lead professional group in this space, is now working to rectify at least part of the gap with the launch of […]