Comment in Nature Reviews on Repurposing | Anticancerfund

Comment in Nature Reviews on Repurposing

Pantziarka, P. (2017). Scientific advice — is drug repurposing missing a trick? Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, 14(8), 455–456. doi:10.1038/nrclinonc.2017.69

Scientific Advice meetings are a mechanism to improve communications between drug developers and regulators during the drug-development process. While standard practice for industry, the benefits provided by these meetings are under-utilised by academia. In the context of drug repurposing, can scientific advice, as part of a proposed new R&D tax credits scheme, help to unblock some of the obstacles in the way to clinical adoption? Full text