Evidence-Based Medicine

Understanding Oncology Clinical Trials

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Understanding Oncology Clinical Trials

Understanding Oncology Clinical Trials
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Course Length:

  • 60 minutes of seat time

Language:

  • English

Course Features:

  • Audio narration
  • Animations
  • Progress checks
  • Pop quizzes
  • Final assessment

Target Audience:

  • Medical professionals
  • Medical students
  • Pharmaceutical representatives
  • Nurses

Description:

This learning program shows how to read and understand a clinical trial or other research paper, with a particular focus on reports of cancer research. The program begins by covering the basic types of study design and then covers the fundamental statistical analyses used by researchers to analyze and interpret the results of their research. It also covers endpoints that are commonly used in clinical trials of cancer therapies. Finally, the program describes the basic format of a research paper.

Upon completion of this learning program, you will be able to:

  • Describe the role of clinical trials in the drug approval process.
  • Distinguish the major types of study designs and their elements.
  • Define the endpoints commonly used in oncology clinical trials.
  • Describe the statistical analyses commonly used in clinical trials.
  1. WELCOME
    1. DISCLAIMER
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  2. INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL TRIALS
    1. THE PURPOSE OF CLINICAL TRIALS
    2. PUBLISHING RESULTS OF CLINICAL TRIALS
    3. CLINICAL TRIALS IN PHARMACEUTICAL DEVELOPMENT
    4. PROGRESS CHECK
    5. SECTION SUMMARY
  3. THE BASICS OF STUDY DESIGN
    1. OVERVIEW
    2. OBSERVATIONAL STUDIES
    3. EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES
    4. ELEMENTS OF EXPERIMENTAL STUDY DESIGN
    5. EFFICACY ENDPOINTS IN ONCOLOGY CLINICAL TRIALS
      1. Overall Survival
      2. Tumor Assessment Endpoints
      3. Symptom and Quality of Life Endpoints
    6. SAFETY ENDPOINTS IN ONCOLOGY CLINICAL TRIALS
    7. SAFETY ENDPOINTS IN ONCOLOGY CLINICAL TRIALS (CONTINUED)
    8. PROGRESS CHECK
    9. SECTION SUMMARY
  4. BASIC STATISTICS FOR CLINICAL TRIALS
    1. DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
    2. COMPARATIVE STATISTICS
    3. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF SURVIVAL
      1. The Survival Function
      2. The Proportional Hazards Method
      3. Interim Analysis
    4. VISUAL REPRESENTATIONS OF CLINICAL TRIAL DATA
    5. PROGRESS CHECK
    6. SECTION SUMMARY
  5. READING A RESEARCH PAPER
    1. THE COMPONENTS OF A RESEARCH PAPER
    2. PROGRESS CHECK
    3. SECTION SUMMARY
  6. TEST YOUR ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE
    1. SUMMARY
    2. FINAL ASSESSMENT
  7. END OF PROGRAM
  8. GLOSSARY
  9. REFERENCES



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