#LCSM Chat Topic 4/6: Who Needs Research Anyway: How Have You Been Impacted by Lung Cancer Research?
Our topic for the next #LCSM Chat on Thursday, April 6th at 5 PM Pacific/ 8 PM Eastern is “Who Needs Research Anyway: How Have You Been Impacted by Lung Cancer Research?” The moderator for this chat is Dr. David Tom Cooke (@DavidCookeMD) In its most recent budget outline, the Trump administration is looking to propose an 18% cut to the National Institute of Health’s (NIH; @NIH) $31.7 billion budget (#trumpbudget). In addition to this funding cut, the Trump administration proposes to 1) reorganize the current NIH institute structure and 2)… Read More
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its intention to regulate laboratory developed tests. Under the FDA’s proposed Framework for Regulatory Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs) — which treats LDTs as medical devices and healthcare providers as manufacturers — laboratories would have to submit applications for expensive premarket review for thousands of LDTs if they wish to continue offering them to patients. This could limit access to life-saving genomic testing for patients who have cancer and other conditions treatable with targeted drugs. This Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 8 PM… Read More