View Full Version : New Drugs Stir Debate on Basic Rules of Clinical Trials

Ballet Mom
09-19-2010, 12:49 AM
Speaking of controls and who wants to be one, here's an article on rethinking controls in new cancer meds trials.

"Controlled trials have for decades been considered essential for proving a drug’s value before it can go to market. But the continuing trial of the melanoma drug, PLX4032, has ignited an anguished debate among oncologists about whether a controlled trial that measures a drug’s impact on extending life is still the best method for evaluating hundreds of genetically targeted cancer drugs being developed. "