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Patient-Focused Drug Development

Twitter: #OCEPFDD

The Oncology Center of Excellence Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) program fosters collaboration between FDA Centers and external stakeholders involved in patient outcomes research in cancer populations. The program focuses on three key areas:

  • Engagement/Education
  • Research/Science
  • Regulatory/Policy
OCE PFDD Program Mission and Focus Graphic

Cancer patients experience disease symptoms and symptomatic treatment side effects that can impact their ability to function and other aspects of their health-related quality of life. The PFDD Program is working to identify rigorous methods to assess the patient experience that will complement existing survival and tumor information to provide additional evidence about the effects of cancer therapies on patients.

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