Review Article
Volume 8 Issue 2 - 2020
Clinical Trials in Oncology: A Comprehensive Review
Sumeet Singla1*, Diksha Sahai2 and Naveen Mangal3
1Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics, College of Pharmacy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa United States
2 College of Professional Studies, Northeastern University, Boston, USA
3 Clinical Pharmacologist, Boston, United States
*Corresponding Author: Sumeet Singla, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics, College of Pharmacy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa United States.
Received: November 19, 2019; Published: January 11, 2020




Abstract

Clinical trials are essential to the development of anti-cancer drugs and prolonging the survival of cancer patients. Cost of cancer care has increased over the years in the United States. Clinical trials for cancer differ than trials involving other diseases mainly due to the complexity of the disease. Low incidence rates of certain cancer types and rising clinical costs pose additional challenges in successful completion. Oncology trials are faced with practical and ethical concerns including the inefficiencies in trial execution, increasing use of off-label agents, increasing healthcare costs and increasing reliance on less robust trial designs. By elucidating the characteristics and outlining differences of oncology clinical trials from non-oncology clinical trials, we hope to provide a brief overview to our readers about the unique challenges faced during different phases of the drug development of anti-cancer drugs, as well as common features of clinical trials across the spectrum.

Keywords: Clinical Trials; Oncology

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