Improving Clinical Trial Design in Gastrointestinal Oncology

  • Ajlan Atasoy
  • Murielle Mauer


There is a great need to better design clinical trials that could improve patient outcomes and expedite drug development timelines. An understanding of general principles of classical clinical trial design and a consideration of innovative approaches and the concept of precision medicine carry great significance in that regard. It is important to keep in mind both the advantages and the pitfalls of different approaches, to maintain scientific rigor, and to always put patients first while improving how we conduct clinical trials.


Clinical trial Gastrointestinal cancer Trial design Innovative designs 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ajlan Atasoy
    • 1
    • 2
  • Murielle Mauer
    • 3
  1. 1.European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)BrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Research and Development, Oncology Clinical Development, Bristol-Myers SquibbLawrencevilleUSA
  3. 3.Department of StatisticsEuropean Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)BrusselsBelgium

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