All posts tagged: Drug Shortages

CC Community News Digest (week of August 31-September 6)

Assorted news from the last week: National Cancer Institute released its Annual Plan and Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2022.  This plan focuses on our enduring top priority — accelerating cancer research — and features four special scientific topics: cancer drug resistance, molecular diagnostics for cancer treatment, obesity and cancer, and cancer survivorship. Major League Soccer and Continental Tire teamed to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer with the 7th year of the Kick Childhood Cancer campaign. Major League Baseball devoted Saturday, September 5 to childhood cancer activities around the league.  Players wore gold ribbon decals and wristbands, and teams [...] Read more

Special Community Webinar: Vincristine Drug Shortage Update

Dr. Peter Adamson, Chair of the Children's Oncology Group (COG), shared information that COG has received along with a perspective on childhood cancer drug shortages, including the current situation with vincristine.  We were pleased to join with the Alliance for Childhood Cancer to invite members of the two coalitions and the wider community this Community webinar.  We offered this webinar so that the community could have a better understanding of the shortage, how to work with care providers, how to contact the FDA when problems arise from the shortage, and advocacy steps being taken. PUT_CHARACTERS_HERE Read more

From the Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus–Concerns about Daunorubicin Shortage

Link to Original on the Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus website Nov 12, 2013 Caucus Asks Questions about the Ongoing Shortage of Daunorubicin WASHINGTON, D.C. – Out of concern over the ongoing shortage of daunorubicin, an essential therapy in the treatment of leukemia in children, Representatives McCaul and Van Hollen, the co-chairs of the Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus, sent letters to the Food and Drug Administration  (FDA) and Teva Pharmaceuticals, the sole remaining supplier of the drug. As of this summer, Teva Pharmaceuticals was the sole remaining supplier of the drug. Teva recently informed the FDA that the drug was in limited supply and that […]

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