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Clinical Trial Results, Both Negative and Positive, Will Now Have To Be Reported In A Timely Manner!

Clinical trials are the main stream of developing and then getting necessary approvals for drugs to be able to make it to market. Drug companies, like every other company and every individual want only to have successes. We all also have egos and when there is a failure we often prefer to bury that information so that it doesn’t reflect poorly on us. This is human nature and it can serve as an economic driver for drug companies. When clinical trials do fail this information is most often not reported. Also, sometimes when trials do succeed the information, for various [...]

ASCO Releases A Statement of Principles Balancing Patient Access to Opioids with Curbing Drug Abuse

The American Association of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) released a very important new policy statement that details their position surrounding the prescribing of  opioids to cancer patients. This issue has taken the forefront of controversy as our society increasingly becomes concerned about the overuse of prescription opioids, sometimes leaving out the very specific needs of cancer patients. In the statement, ASCO has indicated that they support the concern and efforts to prevent prescription drug abuse. However, ASCO has expressed concerned for cancer patients with legitimate need for these drugs and says that it will work to protect access to appropriate medical [...]

Three Videos Of Interest To The Prostate Cancer Community

Recently our long time partner, Patient Power (https://www.patientpower.info) has produced a number of videos that are of significant interest to all members of the prostate cancer community. Darryl Mitteldorf, Executive Director of Malecare talks about Malecare and what it does for men with cancer at: https://vimeo.com/168118302 Darryl Mitteldorf, founder of the National LGBT Cancer Project talks about the importance of the project for the LGBT community at:     https://vimeo.com/167820821 Joel Nowak, Director of Advocacy and Advanced Prostate Cancer Programs from Malecare participates in a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Tomasz Beer with Drs. Emmanuel Antonarakis and Russell Szmulewitz about the high [...]

By | June 21st, 2016|ASCO, Malecare|0 Comments

For USA readers – Protect Our Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Funding

UPDATE June &, 2016 4:30 PM EST We won. The Durbin Amendment to save all cancer research funding at the Department of Defense passed 66-32, saving the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP), which includes an important prostate cancer funding resource. Thank you to everyone from Malecare Cancer Support and all of our partner organizations for sending in your emails and making your phone calls. Three cheers for you! To see how your Senators voted on this important matter go to the bottom of this post.  If your Senator voted YEA send an email thanking them.  However, if they voted [...]

By | June 2nd, 2016|DOD, DOD PCRP, Politics of Cancer, United States|0 Comments
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