Silver Book Fact

Between August 2004 and July 2014, the FDA approved:

  • Six new anticancer therapeutics
  • Five new uses for previously approved anticancer therapeutics
  • Two new uses for imaging agents
  • One new use for a screening test

AACR Cancer Progress Report 2014. Clin Cancer Res Web site. http://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/20/19/4977.full. Published 2014

Reference

Title
AACR Cancer Progress Report 2014
Publication
Clin Cancer Res
Publication Date
Published 2014
Authors
American Association for Cancer Research
Volume & Issue
Volume 20, Issue S1
Pages
S1-S112
URL
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Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Future Value

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