Author: Lilian Zhang

Recon takes an analytical look behind select developments in healthcare

Trends and strategy in oncology development

PDF: Trends and strategy in oncology development Summary We review a sample of oncology programs from the past decade and arrive at the following key findings: The use of expansion cohorts in first-in-human (FIH) studies has grown significantly in the last decade, with an accompanying decrease in separate phase 2 studies Commercial-stage sponsors and early-stage companies backed by established VCs are much more aggressive in discontinuing programs quickly compared to other early-stage companies For drugs that achieve approval, the time from FIH to approval is much shorter for big pharma

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