Tag: cancer

Blood: Underappreciated Resource in the Health/Disease?

Alternative title: Pitching a VC on Disruption of Blood Testing You may have seen some recent editorials about the necessary frequency of blood tests for healthy individuals, many of them prompted by a series of tweets from Mark Cuban: Although there are certainly potential dangers in expecting any and all test results to be immediately

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ASCO 2014: People in Drug Development

Reflecting on the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting, I’m left thinking about the importance of people despite the vast amounts of data presented. Cancer drug development is a story whose characters are people, not molecules, not data. The ultimate goal is to help people with cancer (patients) but people are at the center

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Social Media & Cancer Drugs: Conversation, not Promotion

*This post was originally posted at Xconomy.* (Updated to include Lilly COI in table based on comment below.) Social media hasn’t yet changed the world for biotech and pharma companies, but I believe this year is the year that will change. For better or worse, these tools change the way people can communicate about specific things

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Silos in Drug Development

I was in Chicago last month for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting where as you would expect the topic of conversation was cancer at every turn. While it is generally easy to get wrapped up in these conversations, this year was different. Just a couple of weeks before the meeting, I

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