Axel Hoos, MD, PhD
Although breakthrough successes are generating a renaissance for anticancer immunotherapies, the framework for translating promising research results into clinical practice remains very much under construction. As researchers work to build a foundation for widespread translation of immunotherapies, there is a growing appreciation that new approaches are needed to overcome the unique challenges that the development of such therapies pose. Changing Drug Development
While practicing oncologists are increasingly willing to embrace immunotherapies, the pathway to regulatory approval for those promising medicines has highlighted distinct development challenges. In the past, regulators applied methods used to assess conventional cytotoxic cancer therapies to immunotherapeutic agents, but now they are recognizing the unique biologic activity of these emerging drugs.
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