Clinical trials in cancer: principles and practice

Hardcover | May 26, 2003

byDavid J Girling, Mahesh K B Parmar, Sally P Stenning

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Clinical Trials in Cancer provides concise, accessible and practical information on the practicalities of planning, designing, conducting, analysing, reporting, and interpreting phase III clinical trials predominantly, but also single-arm and randomized phase II trials. The book shows clearlyhow recent developments and current thinking can be implemented. Information on the need to decide and measure realistic target differences in trials, the conduct and interpretation of interim analyses, patient advocacy, good clinical practice, the study of quality of life, the role ofmeta-analyses, and informed consent and other ethical issues are also covered. This book will prove invaluable for medical, statistical, and biological cancer researchers, health care professionals, and researchers in the pharmaceutical industry. Trial sponsors, principal investigators, members of data monitoring and trial supervisory committees, specialists invited toprovide independent assessments, and many others involved in all aspects of research related to clinical trials should also find this book helpful.

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Clinical Trials in Cancer provides concise, accessible and practical information on the practicalities of planning, designing, conducting, analysing, reporting, and interpreting phase III clinical trials predominantly, but also single-arm and randomized phase II trials. The book shows clearlyhow recent developments and current thinking...

David J Girling, Senior Scientist, Cancer Division, MRC Clinical Trials Unit, 222 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DA, UK Mahesh K B Parmar, Head, Cancer Divsion, MRC Clinical Trials Unit, 222 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DA, UK Sally P Stenning, Senior Medical Statistician, Cancer Division, MRC Clinical Trials Unit, 222 Euston Road, London, NW...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:386 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 1.03 inPublished:May 26, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019262959X

ISBN - 13:9780192629593

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. The public perspective3. What type of trial is needed?4. Design issues for randomised trials5. Trial size6. Quality of life in clinical trials7. Putting plans into practice8. Conducting trials9. Analysis10. Reporting and interpreting results11. Systematic reviews and meta-analysis12. Benefits of an established trials centre and research group