Clinical trials : a practical approach by Stuart J. Pocock

By Stuart J. Pocock

This complete, unified textual content at the rules and perform of medical trials offers an in depth account of ways to behavior the pains. It describes the layout, research, and interpretation of medical trials in a non-technical demeanour and gives a basic standpoint on their historic improvement, present prestige, and destiny method. beneficial properties examples derived from the author's own adventure.

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The organizers prepared an operations manual (26 pages long) and a study protocol (8 pages long). while the former document was intended for those people responsible for running the trial clinics. I now wish to be more specific about what a study protocol should contain. 1 lists 14 main items which should usually be included. This is only a rough guideline and will need some adaptation for each trial's particular circumstances. 1 gives the relevant chapter numbers in parentheses after each topic.

One needs particularly clear directions on who is responsible for completing each patient's trial records. In large trials one may have data managers specially employed for this task, but in smaller trials it may fall on the doctor, nurse or secretarial staff. g. g. for chest X-rays), pharmacists (if drug preparation and packaging is required). Such people will often have only intermittent contact with the trial, so that one needs to be doubly sure that their duties are properly explained. 35 One important aspect in the running of a trial is to ensure that every participant has a lively interest in what is going on.

Uncontrolled studies usually in single institutions have frequently led to extravagant claims for the discovery of cancer cures: for instance, immunotherapy for the treatment of malignant melanoma was considered an exciting prospect in the early 1970's but carefully controlled trials by ECOG and other groups showed such treatment to be ineffective. Some notable advances in cancer have been initiated by single institutions, for example the highly effective MOPP four-drug regimen for Hodgkin's disease.

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