Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials: Concepts and Methodologies, Second Edition

Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials: Concepts and Methodologies, Second Edition

Author(s): Shein-Chung Chow, Jen-Pei Liu

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

Print ISBN: 9780471249856

Online ISBN: 9780471473282

DOI: 10.1002/0471473286

Series Editor(s): Walter A. Shewhart, Samuel S. Wilks

About this Book

Praise for the First Edition of Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials

"An excellent book, providing a discussion of the clinical trial process from designing the study through analyzing the data, and to regulatory requirement . . . could easily be used as a classroom text to understand the process in the new drug development area."
-Statistical Methods in Medicine

A complete and balanced presentation now revised, updated, and expanded
As the field of research possibilities expands, the need for a working understanding of how to carry out clinical trials only increases. New developments in the theory and practice of clinical research include a growing body of literature on the subject, new technologies and methodologies, and new guidelines from the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).

Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials, Second Edition provides both a comprehensive, unified presentation of principles and methodologies for various clinical trials, and a well-balanced summary of current regulatory requirements. This unique resource bridges the gap between clinical and statistical disciplines, covering both fields in a lucid and accessible manner. Thoroughly updated from its first edition, the Second Edition of Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials features new topics such as:

  • Clinical trials and regulations, especially those of the ICH
  • Clinical significance, reproducibility, and generalizability
  • Goals of clinical trials and target population
  • New study designs and trial types
  • Sample size determination on equivalence and noninferiority trials, as well as comparing variabilities

Also, three entirely new chapters cover:

  • Designs for cancer clinical trials
  • Preparation and implementation of a clinical protocol
  • Data management of a clinical trial

Written with the practitioner in mind, the presentation assumes only a minimal mathematical and statistical background for its reader. Instead, the writing emphasizes real-life examples and illustrations from clinical case studies, as well as numerous references-280 of them new to the Second Edition-to the literature. Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials, Second Edition will benefit academic, pharmaceutical, medical, and regulatory scientists/researchers, statisticians, and graduate-level students in these areas by serving as a useful, thorough reference source for clinical research.

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