8:30 am EDT - 4:30 pm EDT

Past Event

Conference on Clinical Cancer Research

Monday, September 14, 2009

8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT

Hyatt Regency Hotel
Regency Ballroom

400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

The 2009 Conference on Clinical Cancer Research, hosted by the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform and Friends of Cancer Research, brought together distinguished members of the cancer community for in-depth discussions of critical issues at the intersection of clinical research and policy.

The all-day event on September 14 convened leaders from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), academia, patient advocacy organizations, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and various industry organizations, to discuss specific research and policy issues, as well as build consensus around solutions to critical questions regarding the future of clinical cancer research.

Opening remarks were delivered by NCI Director John Niederhuber, with keynote remarks offered by FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg. Interactive panel discussions focused on optimal data collection for clinical trials, development and approval of targeted therapies, and development of combination therapies targeting multiple pathways.