publication date: Jun. 12, 2015
NCI is opening up its contract for operations and technical support at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research for re-competition—a process that officials said will take up to two years.
The institute is broadening the statement of work for the contract to maximize new opportunities in cancer research, which involves fostering interactions with academia. Bidders can include universities, consortia of universities, other nonprofit institutions and for-profit companies.
The contract, which was awarded in 2008, is scheduled to end in September 2018. Leidos Biomedical Research Inc. received $400.2 million to run the lab in fiscal 2014. It is not publicly known how much NCI is budgeting for the 2018 contract.
21st Century Cures Heads for House Floor Vote
The 21st Century Cures Act cleared the House Committee on Energy & Commerce and is heading for floor vote.
The legislation, H.R. 6, is designed to expedite drug development, modernize clinical trials, and accelerate approval of drugs and medical devices. Capitol Hill insiders say the floor vote may occur within two weeks.
Obamacare was Undermined from the Outset
By Leonard Zwelling
Could the Supreme Court functionally end Obamacare before the end of June?
It could if the court determines that subsidies paid to those individuals eligible for the payments who gained health insurance on the federal exchanges are inconsistent with the Affordable Care Act as written.
|Pediatrician Charged With Child Porn Possession Resigns From MD Anderson|
A pediatric oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center is facing federal charges of one count of receiving and possessing child pornography.
Dennis Hughes, an associate professor of pediatrics, was arrested at his home June 5 after the Federal Bureau of Investigation found a thumb drive containing 8,200 downloaded files, the majority of which appeared to contain child pornography.
Karen Knudsen named director of Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University
Roberto Pili joins IU Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center
Mary Beckerle appointed to board of Johnson & Johnson
Pew Charitable Trusts name 27 biomedical research scholars
The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network publishes study on molecular classification of diffuse gliomas
AACR and Bayer partner to expand research fellowship program
Scripps Mercy O’Toole Breast Care Center opens in San Diego
ASCO Publishes Practical Tips for Oncology Practice
Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation and Smart Patients launch DATABLUE
The Cancer Letter receives first place award from the Society of Professional Journalists for its coverage of power morcellation
| ||Drugs and Targets|
Lenvatinib launches in U.K. for advanced thyroid cancer
Keytruda authorized for sale by Health Canada
FDA grants orphan designation to APTO-253
Janssen initiates rolling submission for daratumumab in multiple myeloma
MD Anderson and Nektar Therapeutics announce collaboration