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From the PublisherThis comprehensive text introduces the key areas of clinical trial methodology from the perspective of the biostatistician in the pharmaceutical industry. … Throughout, the text benefits from a highly structured and logical flow … the arguments made in the book are grounded in many years of practical experience in drug development and at the very least will act as a prompt for in-depth discussion or critical review of one’s own perceptions. … Clinical Trial Methodology will be of substantial value to early career pharmaceutical industry statisticians.
—Christopher J. Weir, Pharmaceutical Statistics, 2012
… informative discussions of mechanisms such as IND and NDA … are unique strengths of this book, distinguishing it from the many other clinical trial texts available. … Case studies … are presented carefully … The authors’ writing style is disciplined, careful, and informative. … this is a helpful and informative book, a nice reference to have for most biostatisticians working on clinical trials.
—Mithat Gönen, Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, 21, 2011
The book is an excellent overview predicated on the first author’s seasoned experiences in designing, analyzing, and communicating the results of clinical trials across a broad number of medical disciplines. … A nice introductory feature is the history of drug law and regulation, which helps to frame the subsequent statistical discussion nicely. … The real-world examples that dominate the last few chapters are fantastic. … There is nothing like a series of examples from an experienced clinical trialist to whet the appetite of those involved in the noble enterprise of medical (and more specifically pharmaceutical) research with the goal of improving the public’s health. This book does an admirable job in giving the regulatory and statistical foundations for clinical trials, coupled with real-world examples of how statistical methodology has guided the development of important medicines. …