FDA details its view of the “limitations” of single-arm trials in oncology drug development and invites comment on its favored approach going forward. Becky Wood, Emily Marden, and Julea Lipiz explain.
Decentralized clinical trials are on the rise in the EU and the UK. This month, new EU level guidance on how to conduct them has supplemented existing guidance on the topic. Zina Chatzidimitriadou, Lauren Cuyvers and Bronwyn Tonelli give seven considerations for decentralized trial sponsors in the region.
Scott Bass explains why taking a multi-disciplinary, multi-continent approach to the planning of clinical trials will help you anticipate regulatory changes and ward off investigations.
Torrey Cope looks at the recent FDA emphasis on the challenges of a China-only trial strategy. He explores the FDA concern that a China-only clinical trial will be unable to prove that a drug is suitable for the U.S. population, and considers the regulatory requirements for U.S. approvals based on ex-U.S. trial data.
Olivier Goarnisson in Geneva and Francesca Blythe in London look at the benefits that were seen when some European countries temporarily permitted remote monitoring during the pandemic, and consider whether remote monitoring might have a long-term future if data privacy concerns are addressed.