Patients Tell FDA They Need Access to Cancer Drugs

Patients and advocacy groups told a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel on Thursday that there is not enough access to potentially life-saving cancer therapies that are still considered experimental. The FDA asked its Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee to consider whether changes are needed to the agency’s policy on giving severely ill patients special…

Risk Factors for Pancreatic Cancer

It is admirable that former President Jimmy Carter is calling attention to the need for more research on pancreatic cancer in televised Public Service Announcements sponsored by the Lustgarten Foundation, an organization dedicated to prevention and treatment of pancreatic cancer. Carter has a personal interest in this deadly ailment, as his brother, sister and mother…