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ESMO-Magnitude of Clinical Benefit Scale

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What is the ESMO-MCBS?

The ESMO-MCBS facilitates improved decision-making regarding the value of anti-cancer therapies, promotes accessibility and reduces iniquity of access to high value cancer treatments.

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Evaluation Forms and Instructions

Check out the forms and instructions of the scale and download them for your easy use.

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Scorecards

Discover the cancer medicines that have been scored and published by ESMO using the online filter, which allows you to filter either by Agent, Tumour or Score in the curative or non-curative setting

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Dissemination and applicability of the ESMO-MCBS

Keep up to date with the latest ESMO publications and Congress presentations of the ESMO-MCBS and make sure you don’t miss anything!

  1. Special Session, ESMO-MCBS in perspective
  2. Poster Discussion Session - Public health policy, 1562PD - Magnitude of Clinical Benefit of Cancer Drugs Approved Based on Single-Arm Trials (SAT) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  3. Poster Discussion Session - Public health policy, 1563PD - Magnitude of Clinical Benefit in Trials Supporting US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Accelerated Approval (AA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) Conditional Marketing Authorisation (CMA) and Subsequent Trials Supporting Conversion to Full Approval
  4. Poster Discussion Session - Public health policy, 1564PD - Magnitude of Clinical Benefit of Trials Supporting US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Approval of Breakthrough and Non-breakthrough Drugs
  5. Poster Discussion Session - Public health policy, 1565PD - Time to access to novel anticancer therapies in Slovenia in view of the ESMO-MCBS scores
  6. Proffered paper session - Public health policy, 1555O_PR - Magnitude of clinical benefit of cancer drugs and time to health technology assessment (HTA) decisions in Europe
  1. 1441PD - Magnitude of clinical benefit of randomized controlled trials supporting US Food and Drug Administration approval of drugs for solid tumours
  2. Special Session, Cost value and assessment tools of therapies in modern oncology
  3. Proffered Paper Session: 1435O_PR - Comparison of the European Society for Medical Oncology Magnitude of Clinical Benefit Scale (ESMO-MCBS) in Clinical Trials Supporting US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Approval of Orphan vs. Non-orphan Drugs.
  4. Proffered Paper Session: 1436O_PR - How to assess a cancer therapy? Feedback from the French HTA body on the ESMO-MCBS
  5. Proffered Paper Session: 1437O_PR - Clinical Benefit of Randomized Controlled Trials (RCT) Supporting US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Conversion from Accelerated to Full Approval
  1. ESMO Society Session (28 September), where Elisabeth de Vries presented the scale and Alexandru Eniu  explained how the scale is applied using the data from the ESMO Anti-Neoplastic Medicines Surveys.
  2. ESO Society Session: ‘Is innovation Affordable?’, 26 September
  3. Oncopolicy Forum: Inequalities in Treatment Outcomes, 27 September
  4. Special Session: Evaluating Clinical Benefit of Cancer Drugs Across Tumours, 28 September

ASCO 2015: ESMO-MCBS was launched at the ESMO/ASCO Joint Session during ASCO 2015

In this podcast, Professor Martine Piccart (Scientific Director of the Institut Jules Bordet, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium) shares valuable insights on the work that has been done in the field of access to essential cancer medicines by the ESMO-Magnitude of Clinical Benefit Scale Working Group

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