INNOVATIVE EARLY CLINICAL TRIAL DESIGNS AND DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES: EVOLUTION OR REVOLUTION?
Thursday, 19th March 2020
Simmon & Simmons, 1 Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9SS
A move away from more “traditional” early phase clinical trial designs and incorporation of biomarkers is increasingly
critical for taking go/no-go decisions during drug development to avoid costly late stage failures. Both in terms of
financial cost and, more importantly, the cost to patients by being given ineffective experimental medicines.
Adoption of more innovative study designs have several advantages including flexibility, efficient use of patient numbers
at sub-optimal doses, speed and an ability to allow adaptation to the trial and/or statistical procedures after initiation
without undermining validity and integrity. In addition, it is important to seek involvement of patient advocates early in
the clinical trial design process to ensure that patient needs are met and to avoid poor accrual and compliance.
Inclusion of well-defined pharmacodynamic and phenotypic biomarkers can also help to aid the critical decision-making process
by showing whether the drug is behaving as expected from a biological perspective and take decisions on recommended dose(s)
for further development. This type of data can provide the confidence to continue clinical development even in the absence
of significant clinical efficacy in these early stages.
This one-day meeting is aimed at students, clinicians and practicing professionals from academia and industry looking to
gain an understanding of how these designs and concepts are being applied across many therapeutic areas, including oncology,
fibrosis, respiratory and inflammatory diseases.
£95 member rate
£145 non member rate
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