Tag: precision medicine

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...

Study Design

Establishing Competitive Advantage in Dermatology Trials: Critical Study Design and Operational Considerations for a New Age

Skin diseases are the fourth leading cause of health afflictions, affecting nearly 900 million people worldwide.1,2 At the same time, there has been a remarkable increase in dermatology drug development activity in recent years. For conditions such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and melanoma, there are hundreds of ongoing or planned clinical trials.3 In this new...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

How COVID-19 Is Making Operationalizing Gene Therapy Trials Even Tougher – And How We Handled It

Though gene therapy has been around for decades, it continues to pose extraordinary challenges in the areas of R&D, clinical development, and operation of clinical trials. Sponsors and CROs face shifting operational and regulatory demands amid rapid advances in the science of precision medicine. In our previous blog post, we discussed site selection, manufacturing, long-term...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

Site Selection, Manufacturing & Long-Term Follow-Up: Looming Challenges for a Rescue Phase 1/2 Gene Therapy Trial

Designing and conducting a gene therapy trial is a complex undertaking. Understanding, planning for, and overcoming the myriad challenges of operationalizing these studies will help you bring safe, breakthrough treatments to patients with unmet medical needs. In this blog post, we introduce a case study as a framework for exploring critical study design considerations of...

Consulting

How to Navigate Global Regulatory Frameworks & Expedited Programs for Gene Therapy Development in the U.S., EU, & Japan

As scientific knowledge, clinical experience, and acceptance of gene therapy products have evolved, so have the regulatory frameworks for ensuring the safety of these novel treatments. To date, there is no harmonized international standard for regulating gene therapy products; however, the U.S., EU, and Japan have established regulatory frameworks with subtle variations. Understanding how gene...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Choose the Right FDA Program to Expedite Your Rare Oncology Trial

Rare cancers account for 27 percent of all new cancer diagnoses in the U.S. and 22 percent of all new cancer diagnoses in the EU.1 With their poorly understood natural histories, phenotypic heterogeneity, and diverse clinical manifestations, rare cancers pose challenges to drug development and represent a significant unmet need in oncology. Faced with limited treatment...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Adaptive Design Methods Offer Rapid, Seamless Transition Between Study Phases in Rare Cancer Trials

Rare cancers account for 22 percent of cancer diagnoses worldwide, yet there is no universally accepted definition for a “rare” cancer. Moreover, with the evolution of genomics and associated changes in categorizing tumors, some common cancers are now characterized into groups of rare cancers, each with a unique implication for patient management and therapy. Adaptive...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Tumor-Agnostic Treatments: A Game Changer for Rare Oncology Trials

Rare cancers account for almost a quarter of all new cancers worldwide though there is no universally adopted definition for rare cancers. In the U.S., rare cancers are defined as those with fewer than 15 cases per 100,000 per year, whereas in the EU, they are defined as six cases per 100,000 per year. Historically,...

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...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Regulatory Challenges in Global CAR-T Cell Therapy Development

When exploring the complex and rigorous regulatory landscape for CAR-T cell therapies, sponsors may encounter challenges in their efforts to bring products to market Since the historic approval of Kymriah® (tisagenlecleucel) in 2017, research on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy has accelerated. There are more than 230 regenerative medicine companies in Europe and...