The National Comprehensive Cancer Network Updates Best Clinical Practice Guidelines to Include Provenge

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a private organization which develops what has become the standard of care guidelines for clinical practice in oncology, has modified their guidelines to included sipuleucel-T (Provenge) as a part of its prostate cancer management guidelines. The guidelines specify Provenge as a category 1 treatment which is appropriate as salvage [...]

We Deserve Faster Access to Drugs that Might Extend or Save Our Life

The FDA did introduce its Critical Path initiative in 2004. But, even these expedited processes have become bogged down. The FDA has responded to the political winds and become cautious after the negative publicity it received from the withdrawals of drugs like Rezulin and Vioxx. The best and most recent delay in the prostate cancer [...]