NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2020
BREAKFAST WEBINAR : DRUG DEVELOPMENT IN ONCOLOGY IN THE ERA OF PRECISION MEDICINE
19th NOVEMBER, 2020 : 08:30am – 09:30am (CET)
Start your day with an insightful presentation with Christophe Le Tourneau, MD, PhD – Senior Medical Oncologist at the Institut Curie as Keynote Speaker and enjoy a delicious treat of luxury Belgian chocolate selections on us!
To attend the session, please register and we’ll send you a voucher following the event, which you can use to order luxury handmade Belgian chocolates.
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ARTICLE : INFECTIOUS DISEASES EPIDEMIOLOGY, QUANTITATIVE METHODOLOGY, AND CLINICAL RESEARCH IN THE MIDST OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: PERSPECTIVE FROM A EUROPEAN COUNTRY Contemporary Clinical Trials 99 (2020) 106189
Marc Buyse, Chief Scientific Officer IDDI, Corresponding author
Starting from historic reflections, the current SARS-CoV-2 induced COVID-19 pandemic is examined from various perspectives, in terms of what it implies for the implementation of non-pharmaceutical interventions, the
modeling and monitoring of the epidemic, the development of early warning systems, the study of mortality, prevalence estimation, diagnostic and serological testing, vaccine development, and ultimately clinical trials.
Emphasis is placed on how the pandemic had led to unprecedented speed in methodological and clinical development, the pitfalls thereof, but also the opportunities that it engenders for national and international collaboration, and how it has simplified and sped up procedures. We also study the impact of the pandemic on clinical trials in other indications. We note that it has placed biostatistics, epidemiology, virology, infectiology, and vaccinology, and related fields in the spotlight in an unprecedented way, implying great opportunities, but also the need to communicate effectively, often amidst controversy.
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RECORDED WEBINAR : CLINICAL TRIALS FOR, AND DESPITE, COVID-19
In this webinar, the speakers explained the key characteristics of COVID-19 trials, particularly with regard to trial-design features such as trial mechanics (including factorial and multi-stage designs, as well as platform trials), outcome assessment, and other important methodological issues. They presented the impact the pandemic is having on clinical trials in several fields, including oncology and cardiology. And finally they talked about practical issues pertaining to trial design and conduct, including for data capture, data management, statistical analysis, and patient follow-up, all of which affected by the current crisis.
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WHITE PAPER : THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIALS
The COVID-19 pandemic has a major impact on the conduct of most on-going clinical trials, in particular on the treatment of patients and the schedule of their planned protocol visits. General guidance is available from both FDA and EMA on measures to be taken to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on on-going trials; these measures are assumed to have been implemented by Sponsors. IDDI has published an interview with Marc Buyse, Chief Scientific Officer, and Everardo Saad, Oncologist and Medical Director at IDDI on the impact of the pandemic on the statistical analyses of randomized clinical trials
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