Guest Post: Takeda seeks ‘new normal’ for cancer research during the COVID-19 pandemic

Conversations and healthy debate about issues facing our industry and the health care system are critical to addressing some of today ’s challenges and opportunities. The Catalyst welcomes guest contributors, including patients, stakeholders, innovators and others, to share their perspectives and point of view. Today, we are pleased to welcome a guest post from Chris Arendt, Ph.D., a leader of Takeda’s oncology team to discuss how the company is ensuring cancer research and medicines continue to benefit patients in the age of COVID-19.“The new normal” has been used to describe the challenging and dynamic circumstances we find ourselves navigating during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the definition of “normal” – conforming to an expected standard – has complex connotations in the context of cancer research. For those of u s who work at the frontiers of cancer research, the status quo is something we tacitly reject, as we join forces to pioneer the next-step changes to improve outcomes for patients.The outbreak of COVID-19 represents a significant and urgent threat to global health, and the disruptions it has brought to health care systems and social infrastructure represent collateral challenges for people living with cancer and participating in clinical trials. At Takeda, our corporate values place at the fore what we refer to as “PTRB”: patients, trust, reputation and business. The order of these is significant and rep...
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