Newsletter | August 17, 2011

8.17.11 -- Future Of Cancer Clinical Trials Hold Promise Thanks To Oncolytic Viruses

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The Future Of Cancer Clinical Trials Hold Promise Thanks To Oncolytic Viruses
By Douglas W. Loe, PhD, MBA

Chemotherapy is now often used in combination with other treatments that have different mechanisms for attacking and killing cancer cells. Doctors must be cautious when combining treatments to ensure that the regimen does not become too toxic for patients to tolerate. The goal is to introduce drugs that can be used synergistically with chemotherapy to not only extend life, but to improve quality of life while undergoing treatment.
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Webinar: Compliance In Challenging Patient Populations And The Role Of The Caregiver
August 18, 2011
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Participants will learn about best practices in deploying ePRO (electronic Patient Reported Outcomes) and eClinRO (electronic Clinician Reported Outcomes) technology in clinical trials for MS. Register here.