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Drug Development and Approval

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Specific Drugs

  • A to Z List of Cancer Drugs
    List of cancer drug information summaries from NCI. These summaries have information about cancer drugs and cancer drug combinations.
  • NCI Drug Dictionary
    A dictionary that contains technical definitions, alternate names, and links to related information for 2,300+ agents that are being used in the treatment of patients with cancer or cancer-related conditions.

Drug Development and Approval

  • Drug Development Process
    Information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), describing the steps involved in the development of new drugs, from discovery to post-market monitoring.
  • Speeding Up Drug Approval
    Information from the FDA, describing ways that drugs can be made available as quickly as possible.
  • Access to Investigational Drugs
    A fact sheet that defines investigational drugs (drugs under study but not yet FDA approved) and describes the special conditions under which patients and their doctors can apply to receive these treatments.
  • Off-Label Drug Use in Cancer Treatment
    Learn what off-label drug use is and its role in cancer treatment.