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AACR 2019 - Forward and reverse translational era

AACR 2019 - Forward and reverse translational era
8 April 2019 - Yuva Oz MSc, Business Development

When most people think of the city of Atlanta (Georgia, USA), they think about Coca Cola, the Olympic stadium, or perhaps the Delta Airlines hub. But last week (29 March - 3 April 2019), this southern city was home to more than...

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The growing challenge of handling multistream data capture in clinical trials - ACDM 2019

The growing challenge of handling multistream data capture in clinical trials - ACDM 2019
18 March 2019 - José Matamoros Luna MSc, Clinical Data Manager

This year's annual conference of the Association for Clinical Data Management (ACDM) took place in Amsterdam. During a two-day event, the emphasis was on the growing challenges of multistream data capture in clinical trials, wi...

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SMS-oncology sets out to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials

SMS-oncology sets out to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials
18 February 2019 - Wendy Onstenk MD PhD

Drug development crucially relies on accurately designed and well recruiting clinical trials. However, low accrual rates of clinical trials and unmet recruitment targets have been global attention points for many years. A 70-80...

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EMA & FDA Anti-cancer Drugs Recommendations for Approval in 2018

EMA & FDA Anti-cancer Drugs Recommendations for Approval in 2018
25 January 2019 - Chelsea McLean PhD, Roy Feenstra, Yuva Oz MSc

In 2018, EMA and FDA made a total of 44 positive recommendations for anti-cancer medicines to receive marketing approval.

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ESMO 2018: Immunotherapy and other stories

ESMO 2018: Immunotherapy and other stories
26 October 2018 - Nadina Grosios PhD MPH, Director Consultancy

ESMO 2018: Immunotherapy and other stories The annual European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2018 Congress took place from 19-23 October 2018 in breathtaking Munich, Germany. Held under the tagline "Securing access to op...

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Combination immunotherapy: The latest revolution in cancer treatment

Combination immunotherapy: The latest revolution in cancer treatment
13 September 2018 - Romy Krikke BSc

An analysis of the clinical landscape The present focus in the treatment of cancer is immunotherapy, in particular immunotherapies that are trialed in a combination regimen. By combining immuno-oncology (IO) agents with oth...

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ASCO 2018 recap - pembro the way to go?

ASCO 2018 recap - pembro the way to go?
11 June 2018 - Lindy Bosch MSc., Business Development

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) gathered over 32.000 oncology professionals from all over the world, highlighting the latest in cancer care treatments.

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AACR2018 - Emerging trends in next generation immunotherapy

AACR2018 - Emerging trends in next generation immunotherapy
25 April 2018 - Nadina Grosios PhD MPH, Yuva Oz MSc.

Chicago hosted the 2018 annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in its cold spring days. As expected, enthusiasm centered on immunotherapy combination therapy and its challenges, and the possibilit...

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The future of data management in clinical trials - ACDM 2018

The future of data management in clinical trials - ACDM 2018
11 April 2018 - José Matamoros Luna MSc., Clinical Data Manager

On March 13, Brussels was considered the capital of Data Management, hosting the annual conference of the Association for Clinical Data Management (ACDM). Since technologies and standards continue to evolve in the ever changing...

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Power of targeted, personalized and combined therapies - TAT 2018

Power of targeted, personalized and combined therapies - TAT 2018
9 March 2018 - Yuva Oz MSc., Business Development

The home of Phase I oncology conference a.k.a. the Targeted Anticancer Therapies (TAT) conference took place this week in the beautiful city of Paris. The program is dedicated to early-phase development and translational resear...

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EMA anticancer drug recommendations for approval in 2017

EMA anticancer drug recommendations for approval in 2017
23 January 2018

In 2017, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) made a total of 92 positive recommendations to the European Commission for medicines to receive marketing approval. Approximately one fourth (23/92) were aimed at cancer treatment, w...

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No child should die of cancer: paediatric oncology trials in Europe and USA

No child should die of cancer: paediatric oncology trials in Europe and USA
12 December 2017 - José Matamoros Luna, Clinical Data Manager

Paediatric oncology has in general been one of the most successful areas of oncology where current treatments can achieve good efficacy and long term survival. However, this is still not the case for a significant number of chi...

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Are you ready for the new EudraVigilance System?

Are you ready for the new EudraVigilance System?
1 November 2017

The new system has implications for all users of the EudraVigilance system, such as National Competent Authorities, Marketing Authorisation Holders and Sponsors of clinical trials. All users have to ensure that their processes...

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CICON2017: Translating Science into Survival #3

CICON2017: Translating Science into Survival #3
20 September 2017

Over the week we will publish a blog mini-series of each day's key highlights from the Third CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR (CICON17) International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference: Translating Science into Survival (September 6-9, 2017 in...

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CICON2017: Translating Science into Survival #2

CICON2017: Translating Science into Survival #2
19 September 2017

Over the week we will publish a blog mini-series of each day's key highlights from the Third CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR (CICON17) International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference: Translating Science into Survival (September 6-9, 2017 in...

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CICON2017: Translating Science into Survival #1

CICON2017: Translating Science into Survival #1
15 September 2017

Over the week we will publish a blog mini-series of each day's key highlights from the Third CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR (CICON17) International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference: Translating Science into Survival (September 6-9, 2017 in...

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The year after; was the CRA-academy really the gateway to become a great CRA?

The year after; was the CRA-academy really the gateway to become a great CRA?
22 June 2017

So here we are again, already more than a year later since we participated in SMS-oncology's first CRA-academy. Might sound cliché but time indeed seems to fly when you are having fun. We certainly enjoyed the past year, and mo...

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Compassionate Use: providing cancer care outside trials

Compassionate Use: providing cancer care outside trials
2 May 2017

Being a challenging and arduous operation, finding new therapies to treat cancer often is a time-consuming process. For some patients, marketed therapies are to no avail, while at the same moment new optional therapies are on t...

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The changing landscape of oncology clinical trials - AACR 2017

The changing landscape of oncology clinical trials - AACR 2017
14 April 2017

The 2017 annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) could not start any better. A fascinating plenary session included Angela Belcher (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Bert Vogelstein (Sidne...

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EMA anticancer drug recommendations for approval in 2016

EMA anticancer drug recommendations for approval in 2016
27 January 2017

Among the 81 medicines recommended for approval by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) in 2016, there were 13 recommendations made for novel oncology products, just slightly down from 16 in the previous ye...

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