The Cancer Drug Development Forum – CDDF is the platform for all stakeholders involved in the development of cancer drugs.

Dr. Fergus Sweeney

Dr. Fergus Sweeney  is a member of the CDDF Board of Directors

Dr. Sweeney has a Degree in Physiology (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 1979), a Doctorat de Troisiéme Cycle in cancer biology (Université de Paris, 1982), and a PhD in Pharmacology (UCD, Ireland, 1986). He worked in industry from 1982 to 1999, covering phase I-IV clinical research, pharmacovigilance and laboratory activities, primarily in the field of quality assurance.

Prior to his retirement, in May 2022, Fergus was Head of the  Clinical Studies and Manufacturing Taskforce at the European Medicines Agency. He joined the Agency Inspection Sector in 1999, was Head of Sector, Compliance and Inspections from 2009, Head of Division Inspections and Human Medicines Pharmacovigilance from 2013 (and Scientific Committee Services from 2016).

Whilst at EMA he served as chair or delegate  in various working groups with experts from regulators, the pharmaceutical industry, academia, and civil society, including patients.  Among these he has been the regulatory chair of three ICH Expert Working Groups involving the revision of ICH E8 -General Considerations on Clinical Trials and both revision 2 and revision 3 of ICH E6 Good Clinical Practice.

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