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Anticancer Drug Development

Unique Aspects of Pharmaceutical Development
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Around the world, tremendous resources are being invested in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Europe and North America. Discovery and development of anticancer agents are the key focus of several pharmaceutical companies as well as non-profit government and non-government organizations, like the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the United States, the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), and the British Cancer Research Campaign (CRC).

Keywords

Anticancer Drug Anticancer Agent Dose Escalation Maximum Tolerate Dose Cancer Clinical Trial 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bristol-Myers Squibb, Co.New BrunswickUSA

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