Strategies for Reducing Clinical Data Management Costs Without Sacrificing Quality

Clinical Data Management has certainly evolved over the years to reflect the changing clinical trials landscape. Pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies rely on various outsourcing methods to carry out data management activities such as putting a Functional Service Provider (FSP) team in place for product-specific work, outsourcing to low-cost countries or centralizing biometrics to…

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Endpoints in Oncology Trials

In this week’s blog post, we look at an extract from an article written by CROS NT’s expert biostatistician, Thomas Zwingers, on adaptive trial design for oncology studies. How can biostatisticians use adaptive trial designs to deal with the advantages and disadvantages of endpoints in oncology studies? Oncology is significantly different than other therapeutic areas.…

Analysis Considerations for Integrated Summaries of Safety & Efficacy

Statisticians and statistical programmers are crucial team members in planning, producing and presenting integrated summaries. Planning well in advance for ISS/ISE is the first step in saving time and money. Statisticians will need to outline the specific issues that the integrated summary will need to cover and should attend pre-submission meetings with regulatory authorities to…