Tag: oncology

Study Design

6 Early Phase Dose-Finding Trial Designs for Oncology Therapeutics

Phase I and II trials may have different overall goals (i.e., demonstrating safety vs. efficacy), but the two both struggle with a major challenge in oncology study design: finding the right dose. Luckily, decades of data and innovations have given researchers the tools necessary to plan a successful dose-finding trial. Read on for a look...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Where Do We Start?: A Look at Dosing in Phase I Trials

Early oncology trials have changed for the better over the last few years thanks to novel investigational agents, innovations in trial design, and changes to regulatory practices. Among other improvements, these changes have helped to perfect the way study designers plan early phase dosing. Dosing strategies in Phase I trials First-in-human trials When an investigational agent is administered...

Chief Medical Officer Discussing Immuno-Oncology Molecules at OCT Southern California

DURHAM, N.C., SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 — Premier Research’s Chief Medical Officer will discuss development of immuno-oncology molecules at Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Southern California, September 27-28 in La Jolla. Dr. Colin Hayward will address strategic and practical considerations for molecule development on the opening day of the annual gathering of pharma, biotech, and medical device leaders....

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

4 Potential Advantages of Adaptive Design

Adaptive design is a type of clinical trial methodology that incorporates prospectively planned opportunities for modification of one or more aspects of a study’s design or its hypotheses based on interim analysis of study data. Explicitly planning these pre-specified changes helps to maintain scientific integrity while also introducing greater flexibility in the clinical research environment. The major...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Target Product Profiles: Turning Discoveries into Companies

One of the first steps in the development process is to create the target product profile (TPP) that defines the projected marketed product label. The TPP helps rule out any pharmacodynamic effects that are no more beneficial than current therapeutic treatments. Developing a TPP is also an opportunity to evaluate intellectual property and ensure that the product has an...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

5 Essential Factors for Navigating Early Stage Trials

Bringing a novel drug to market can be a long, perilous journey down the clinical testing pipeline, taking upwards of 10 to 15 years. Maintaining research and development productivity while navigating the ever-changing regulatory landscape, the choppy waters of today’s reimbursement environments, and the rising tide of clinical trial costs is increasingly challenging. Medicines that fail...

Consulting

Biomarker Trends: Advancing the Body’s Ability to Fight Cancer

As researchers seek to harness the human immune system to fight cancer, they’re looking at several emerging opportunities to expand use of biomarkers. Among them: Human leukocyte antigen typing. Microbiome analysis for determining risk of inflammatory complications with immune therapeutics. Tumor mutation burden, measured via whole genome sequencing, whole exome sequencing, or comprehensive gene panel...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Why Have Cancer Treatment Vaccines Fallen Short?

Vaccines were once thought to have great potential for combating some types of cancer, but reality has failed to match those expectations. To date, vaccines have failed to play a major role in the pursuit of immune response for oncology patients. There have been two notable successes — sipuleucel-T (marketed as Provenge) is approved to...

Consulting

Webinar Explores Expanding Role of Immuno-Oncology Drugs

DURHAM, N.C., MAY 23, 2017 — Interleukin-2, interferon, and other immune-modulating agents have long been used to treat some solid malignancies, but their efficacy is generally limited to immunogenic cancers such as melanoma and kidney cancer. Until now. Today, multiple immuno-oncology pathways are under development, and we’ll explore this promising trend in a webinar on...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

The Biggest Hurdles in Rare Oncology Research (And How to Overcome Them)

Translational research has the potential to help all patients, but the principles behind bench-to-bedside research hold special promise for patients with rare diseases — many of which have no standard treatments. Here’s how changes to the way rare oncology studies are performed are getting treatments to the patients who need them at a faster rate. What Makes...