Developments in Molecular Testing and Biosimilars.

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Journal Article

Molecular testing and biosimilars offer the potential for increased access to targeted treatment options and reduction in healthcare costs, but come with significant challenges in ensuring patient access to innovation in cancer care while maintaining safe, effective, ethical, and affordable treatment options. As providers, payers, patients, and the larger healthcare systems become inundated with a wide variety of molecular diagnostics and an increased number of biosimilars coming to market, it will be important to understand regulatory guidance and policy implications relating to the appropriateness of molecular testing and the clinical use of biosimilars in cancer care. In September 2016, NCCN hosted the Molecular Testing and Biosimilars Policy Summit to address the challenges, issues, and opportunities in both the molecular testing and biosimilar landscapes. Keynote presentations and panelists further discussed the status and future of molecular testing and biosimilars within the oncology space, as well as patient access and education needs moving forward.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Winckworth-Prejsnar, K; Nardi, EA; Lentz, LK; Crawford, JA; Fitzgerald, CL; Carlson, RW

Published Date

  • June 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 772 - 782

PubMed ID

  • 28596257

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28596257

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-1413

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.6004/jnccn.2017.0109

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States