|ISSUE 8 - FEB. 26, 2016|
Gilman’s letter of resignation, dated May 8, 2012, concludes with a hard slam:
“The purpose of this letter is to indicate my intention to resign from CPRIT, effective (with your permission) on October 12, 2012. At that time I will have worked for CPRIT for over three years—I believe longer than originally anticipated.
“During that time we have launched strong programs because funding decisions have been based on high-level competitions, where the judges have been some of the best cancer researchers and physicians in the country—free of conflicts of interest and all coming from outside of Texas.
“It was exciting to launch this program, to design effective requests for applications, and to oversee the peer review process.
When the White House proposed a $1 billion startup fund for the National Cancer Moonshot, a largely unexpected directive to reform FDA raised many questions among oncology insiders.
The agency will create a virtual Oncology Center of Excellence, the administration proposals and budget documents state.
Alas, nobody can claim to understand what “virtual” means in this context, and how the $75 million in proposed fiscal 2017 mandatory funds would be used to “leverage the combined skills of regulatory scientists and reviewers with expertise in drugs, biologics, and devices.”
|Drugs and Targets