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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




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:


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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.