Study Design

Study Design

PREMIER VOICES #12: Direct-to-Patient – Is This the ‘New Normal’ for Clinical Trials?

Featured Guests Andrea OchoaVice President, Global Study Start-Up Andrea Ochoa has over 19 years of clinical operations experience in a variety of roles, specializing in study start-up for the past 10 years. In her current role, she oversees Premier Research’s start-up function while providing expert advice and strategies to operationalize and navigate the complex global...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Oncology Trials in the Time of COVID-19: Expert Insights

Best practices for managing ongoing cell and gene therapy trials Personalized medicine is radically changing how the world looks at cancer therapy. Having completed more than 170 hematology and oncology trials, we know what it takes to optimize studies for these next-generation biotherapies with expertise ranging from small dose-finding studies to large multinational trials. In...

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,...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Neonatal Research Insights: Conducting Clinical Trials in the Smallest Patients

Despite the passage of various legislative initiatives aimed at increasing the frequency and quality of pediatric clinical trials, neonates continue to be treated with medicines that have not been studied or approved in this population.1 Historically, sponsors may have felt that the ethical and logistical challenges limited the opportunities for neonatal research. Our experience has...

Data Management & Biostatistics

Real-World Data and Real-World Evidence: What Is Their Value as a Synthetic Control Arm?

In times of crisis, there is often value in taking a step back and reassessing some of the traditional ways of doing things. As the clinical research community tackles the issues COVID-19 has raised for ongoing and future studies, we at Premier Research are meeting the challenge of developing alternative paradigms and new ways to...

Consulting

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...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Understanding New FDA Guidance for Pediatric Oncology Studies: A Sponsor’s Guide to the FDA RACE for Children Act

Summary The Research to Accelerate Cures and Equity (RACE) for Children Act The Research to Accelerate Cures and Equity (RACE) for Children Act aims to improve and expand treatment options for pediatric cancer patients by mandating that all new adult oncology drugs also be tested in children when the molecular targets are relevant to a...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Unlocking the Full Potential of Personalized Medicine in Oncology

Related Webinar: The Role of Adaptive Trial Designs in Early Oncology Studies Personalized oncology promises a new standard of care where therapies are tailored to the molecular profile of a specific tumor. For the full potential of personalized medicine to be realized, regulatory, technical, clinical, and economic frameworks will need to evolve to the nuances...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Considerations for Operationalizing Pediatric Oncology Studies

Remarkable progress has been made in our understanding of the genomics of pediatric cancers, and these advancements have led to the recognition that products being studied for use in adult cancer indications may have health benefits for pediatric patients. By closing the orphan drug exemption loophole and enabling earlier discussions with the FDA, the Research...