Dedicated Training Course â€œOncology Drug Development in Practiceâ€ (ODDP) (ODDP)
|Event Date/Time: Nov 27, 2012||End Date/Time: Oct 30, 2012|
Oncology drug development is distinctly different from drug development in other therapeutic areas. The specific features of the preclinical and clinical development of new therapeutic agents for the treatment of cancer, in particular in Europe, will be addressed during this course. The course will cover the complete development process, starting with a preclinically identified development candidate through post-registration clinical studies. It will also address general aspects of (medical) oncology as well as strategic and regulatory issues in the development of cancer therapeutics.
â€¢ Carcinogenesis & tumor biology (A)
â€¢ Diagnostic techniques in cancer (A)
â€¢ Principles of medical oncology (A)
â€¢ Current treatment strategies in selected solid tumors and haematological malignancies (A)
â€¢ Medical image management and tumor response evaluation (A)
â€¢ Preclinical drug development (B)
â€¢ Early phase clinical studies (B)
â€¢ Full clinical development (B)
â€¢ Post-registration studies (B)
â€¢ Molecular diagnostics in patient management and drug development (B)
â€¢ Clinical trial design in oncology (B)
â€¢ Regulatory environment for anticancer drug development (B)
Educational themes will be elaborated by experts from leading academic research institutes and oncology-orientated drug companies, all having ample expertise and hands-on experience in cancer research, clinical oncology, or anticancer drug development. This ensures that the education provided will be highly contemporary, fitting current drug development practice in oncology.
Who should participate?
The course is intended for everyone wishing to acquire or improve professional skills in the development of new cancer therapeutics. The education offered will be particularly useful for professionals in industry and the CRO environment, but others may benefit from participating as well. An understanding of the basic principles of biology and medicine at the graduate level is required for successful participation.