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Last Updated: 06/13/2007

New NCI Experimental Therapeutics (NExT) Program Heralds Shortened Timeline for Anticancer Drug Development

A new compound, called ABT-888, has passed the first stage of clinical examination using a new model for drug development that promises to shorten -- by up to six to 12 months -- the timeline for taking anticancer drugs from the laboratory to the clinic, according to a team of researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. This result (abstract #3518) was presented June 3, 2007, at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, Ill. More… External Link

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Dr. Shivaani Kummar’s Phase 0 Presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology, June 3, 2007