Phase I Cancer Clinical Trials: A Practical Guide

Paperback | May 1, 2015

EditorElizabeth A. Eisenhauer, Christopher Twelves, Marc Buyse

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Phase I trials are a critical first step in the study of novel cancer therapeutic approaches. Their primary goals are to identify the recommended dose, schedule and pharmacologic behavior of new agents or new combinations of agents and to describe the adverse effects of treatment. In cancertherapeutics, such studies have particular challenges. Due to the nature of the effects of treatment, most such studies are conducted in patients with advanced malignancy, rather than in healthy volunteers. Further, the endpoints of these trials are usually measures adverse effects rather thanmolecular target or anti-tumor effects. These factors render the design, conduct, analysis and ethical aspects of phase I cancer trials unique. As the only comprehensive book on this topic, Phase I Cancer Clinical Trials is a useful resource for oncology trainees or specialists interested in understanding cancer drug development. New to this edition are chapters on Phase 0 Trials and Immunotherapeutics, and updated information on theprocess, pitfalls, and logistics of Phase I Trials

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Phase I trials are a critical first step in the study of novel cancer therapeutic approaches. Their primary goals are to identify the recommended dose, schedule and pharmacologic behavior of new agents or new combinations of agents and to describe the adverse effects of treatment. In cancertherapeutics, such studies have particular cha...

Elizabeth A. Eisenhauer is Head of the Department of Oncology at Queen's University, and Medical Director, Oncology Program at Kingston General Hospital, Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario, Kingston, Canada. Christopher Twelves is Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Oncology, Head, Section of Clinical Cancer Research Groups at th...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 0.91 inPublished:May 1, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Introduction2. Preclinical Data and Requirements3. Phase 0 Clinical Trials4. Basics of Phase I Design: First-in-man Studies5. Ethical Issues in First-in-human Phase I Cancer Trials6. Phase I Trials in Special Populations and Circumstances7. Phase I Trials of Immunotherapeutics8. Statistical Designs for First-in-human Phase I Trials9. Writing the Protocol10. Practical Aspects of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics11. Process, Pitfalls, and Logistics of Phase I Trials12. Reporting and Interpreting ResultsAppendix: Useful Web Resources