THE NEW ROLE OF ACADEMIA IN DRUG DEVELOPMENT

New Thinking, New Competencies, New Results Driving New Paradigms in Cancer Research
December 2010

Executive Summary
A recent town hall meeting offered an opportunity to explore how government, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions can define new models of working with the private sector to enhance drug development efforts and bring safer, more effective drugs to the market more efficiently. While the challenge to innovative drug development can be great, our investments in biomedical research are providing promising opportunities to capitalize on emerging science. The following recommendations are based on a series of expert panel discussions, and can ensure that the promise of scientific research translates into reality, benefiting the health of the nation.

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