BRINGING YOU INFORMATION.  PROVIDING YOU A PLATFORM.

 

 
THE PHARMA REVIEW (JULY - AUGUST 2013)

Do Clinical Trials Actually Work?

Clifton Leaf

Introduction: Every spring, some 30,000 oncologists, medical researchers and marketers gather in a US city to showcase the latest advances in cancer treatment. But at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology last month, much of the buzz surrounded a study that was anything but a breakthrough. To a packed and whisper-quiet room at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago, Mark R. Gilbert, a professor of neurooncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, presented the results of a clinical trial testing the drug Avastin in patients newly diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive brain cancer. In two earlier, smaller studies of patients with recurrent brain cancers, tumors shrank and the disease seemed to stall for several months when patients were given the drug, an antibody that targets the blood supply of these fast-growing masses of cancer cells. But to the surprise of many, Gilbert's study found no difference in survival between those who were given Avastin and those who were given a placebo. 

 

Go to Content Index Page

PHARMA REVIEW - ARTICLES ARCHIVE ( COMPLETE LIST)

 

The above content is an abstract only. For the full Article please contact:
KONGPOSH Publications Pvt. Ltd.
ICS House, C-19, Commercial Complex, SDA, Opp. IIT Gate, New Delhi, India -110016
Tel.: 26855839, 9811195411
Email: kongposhpub@gmail.com, Website: http://www.kppub.com

 
 
 
 

Copyright KONGPOSH PUBLICATIONS Pvt. Ltd.