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Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Resources for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Premier Research is dedicated to helping patients and families around the world overcome the burden of debilitating diseases, such as a cancer diagnosis. Cancer is a leading cause of death for children and adolescents, and there are approximately 300,000 children diagnosed with cancer each year around the world.1 With the help of better therapies, more...

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Can Your Clinical Data Strategy Keep Pace?

Following up on our recent webinar Setting a Real-World Strategy in an Evolving Clinical Research Environment, this is the first of two blogs on this critical topic. In this post, we’ll cover the importance of process in ensuring a robust strategy is in place for the acquisition and analysis of trial data in the face...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Considerations for Applying Adaptive Design Approaches to Early Oncology Studies

By utilizing accumulating data to modify the operating characteristics of an active trial in accordance with pre-specified rules, adaptive designs can make clinical trials more flexible, efficient, and informative than fixed-sample designs.[1] Adaptive design approaches can be applied across all phases of clinical development, including early oncology studies. These designs introduce real-time flexibility while a...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Adaptive Trial Designs in Early Oncology: Minimizing Risk & Accelerating Timelines

Introduction Over the past decade, significant advances have improved our understanding of the genetic and molecular mechanisms that lead to cancer. And yet, a recent review of the oncology drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the basis of response rate showed only 10 percent of these therapies demonstrate an overall...

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Creating a Compliant eCTD: Avoiding Common Regulatory and Technical Pitfalls on the Path to Submission

The Electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) is the standard format for submitting applications, amendments, supplements, and reports to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The eCTD harmonizes the regulatory review process for global drug development, as its structure is based on the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use...

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Long-Term Follow-Up in Gene Therapy Trials: Ensuring Patient Engagement & Regulatory Compliance

Gene therapy products are typically designed to achieve therapeutic effect through long-acting or permanent changes in the human body. Due to this extended period of exposure, patients who receive gene therapies may be at increased risk of delayed adverse events. To understand and mitigate the risk of these delayed adverse events, participants in gene therapy...

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Why ePROs Are Quickly Becoming a Key Source for Greater Patient Engagement

With the need to incorporate remote ways of working and interacting with study participants, sponsors and contract research organizations (CROs) have turned to technology for critical study activities ranging from patient consent and consultation to site monitoring. A particular instance of increased technology uptake has been in the area of patient-reported outcome (PRO) data collected...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Addressing a Critical Unmet Need: Considerations for Designing and Conducting Neonatal Clinical Trials

Introduction Due to the challenges associated with studying investigational medical products in neonates, healthcare professionals must often resort to administering drugs in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) off-label. While numerous pediatric legislative initiatives have been passed worldwide, neonates are still largely treated with medicines that have not been specifically studied or approved in this young,...

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The Role of Adaptive Trial Designs in Early Oncology Studies: Optimizing Flexibility and Agility

Targeted therapies and immunotherapies have changed not only cancer treatment paradigms, but also historical approaches to clinical trial design, especially in early development. Traditionally, early phase oncology trials have been focused on dose optimization, toxicity, and broad response signals. However, with the growth of personalized medicine, many early phase studies also place emphasis on identifying...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Med Ad News – Optimizing Early Oncology Studies Through Adaptive Trial Designs

Despite advances in technology and our understanding of the genetic and molecular underpinnings of cancer, making a meaningful impact on the survival and quality of life of patients with cancer remains a significant challenge. In fact, a recent review revealed that, among 59 cancer drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) based...