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U.S. National Institutes of Health
Cancer Diagnosis Program Cancer Imaging Program Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program Developmental Therapeutics Program Radiation Research Program Translational Research Program Biometric Research Branch Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Last Updated: 04/25/2012
James Doroshow
James H. Doroshow, M.D., FACP
Director of the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis

Exploratory Investigational New Drug (IND) Studies

Clinical trials performed using an exploratory investigational new drug (IND) will facilitate targeted therapies entering early phase evaluation where the target can be carefully monitored. The goal of this new guidance is to safely shorten the timeline for drug development. As part of the DCTD-CCR collaboration, novel agents for high-priority targets originating from academic and other extramural researchers will be eligible to take advantage of intramural resources.