Identifying and Solving Top Challenges to Oncology Biomarker TestingVideo Categories: PMO Interview with the Innovator Series: Volume 12 and Video Library
Drs. David Rimm and Roy Herbst identify the top challenges in the area of biomarker testing as well as solutions to these challenges, including availability of sufficient tissue for a large number of biomarker assays, the time some biomarker tests require for completion, the need for a tight association of test results with clinical outcomes, and the development of companion diagnostics for certain immunotherapies.
Dr. Alex Adjei discusses how the standard of care for cancer patients has improved overt he last few years, but there is still a great need for new treatments designed to help a broader range of cancer patients.
David S. Siegel, MD, PhD, at the John Theurer Cancer Center in Hackensack, NJ, explains the benefits of worldwide clinical trials in creating more consistent, less toxic treatment options for multiple myeloma. New drugs are coming along, and the clinical trials for those drugs are beginning to mature.