Cancer Drug Development Problems and Opportunities


The pharmaceutical industry must direct additional focus on the development of agents to prevent or minimize symptoms of cancer and its treatment, and maximize the quality of life of cancer patients. This paper covers the current status of cancer chemotherapy, opportunties for intervention, supportive care measures, and challenges to the pharmuceutical industry in oncologic drug development.

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Correspondence to Maurie Markman MD.

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Markman, M. Cancer Drug Development Problems and Opportunities. Ther Innov Regul Sci 32, 1–5 (1998).

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Key Words

  • Cancer
  • Oncologic drug development
  • Pharmaceutical industry