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What is the reason for holding back cancer drugs from the public?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: The FDA is charged

With assuring 1. Safety (the side effects must be known, first in culture, then in animals, then in people in phase i studies); 2.
Effectiveness: phsse ii studies look at the promising schedules from phase i, and test in a panel of human specific cancers to demonstrate response rate and survival is the ultmate test over agents alreasy in hand.

In brief: The FDA is charged

With assuring 1. Safety (the side effects must be known, first in culture, then in animals, then in people in phase i studies); 2.
Effectiveness: phsse ii studies look at the promising schedules from phase i, and test in a panel of human specific cancers to demonstrate response rate and survival is the ultmate test over agents alreasy in hand.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine

In brief: Usually testing

And there is not yet sufficient evidence that they work and their use outweighs risks.

In brief: Usually testing

And there is not yet sufficient evidence that they work and their use outweighs risks.
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