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Public Workshop on Minimal Residual Disease

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public workshop to provide a forum for discussion of the use of minimal residual disease (MRD) as a biomarker for evaluating new drugs for the treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).  The meeting is cosponsored with the American Society of Clinical Oncology and will be the first in a series of workshops intended to bring together scientific and advocacy communities and the pharmaceutical and in vitro diagnostic device industries to help develop processes and procedures to qualify MRD as a biomarker of efficacy and/or response to treatment in a group of hematological malignancies. 

 Date: April 18, 2012
 Time: 8:00 am to 4:00pm
 Location:  FDA White Oak Campus
 10903 New Hampshire Avenue
 Bldg 31, Room 1503
 Silver Spring, Maryland 20993

 
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Presentations

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Webcast of Meeting

For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will also be webcast. Watch the webcast on April 18 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Requirements and instructions for accessing the webcast are below.

You may access the webcast via this link:

https://collaboration.fda.gov/mrd/

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Webcasts of the Meeting

 Visitor Information

All meeting attendees must enter through Building 1 on the FDA White Oak Campus. Parking is available in the Southeast surface lot and a shuttle bus will be available to bring attendees from the lot to Building 1. Please see Directions/Transportation/Parking/Hotels for the FDA White Oak Campus (PDF - 115KB) for directions and further details about transportation and lodging.

Here is a map of the campus Map of White Oak Visitor Parking (PDF - 105KB)

Lunch and Refreshments

Coffee, water, and light snacks will be available for a nominal fee starting at 7:15 a.m., again at 10:05, and for a final time at 2:30 p.m.

Salads and sandwiches will also be available for purchase during the lunch break at 12:25.

Registration Information: 

There is no registration fee for the public workshop. To register electronically, please use the following website: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22EJ4HRZLW9disclaimer icon

For Further Information Contact:

Christine Lincoln, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20903, 301-796-4117.