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Activity Number: 631 - Clinical Trial Design- 7
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Thursday, August 2, 2018 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: Biopharmaceutical Section
Abstract #328300
Title: Target Toxicity Design for Phase 1 Dose-Finding: a Safe and Reliable Method
Author(s): Bob Zhong* and Wenchuan Guo
Companies: Johnson and Johnson and University of California Riverside
Keywords: Group sequential designs; Dose-finding; Phase 1; MTD; Recommended phase 2 doses; Power

We propose a new two-/three-stage dose-finding design called Target Toxicity (TT) for Phase 1 clinical trials, where we link the decision rules in the dose-finding process with the conclusions from a hypothesis test. The power to detect excessive toxicity is also given. This solves the problem why the maximum number of patients is needed for each dose level. Our method provides statistical explanation of traditional ``3+3'' design using frequentest framework. This method is very flexible and it incorporates other interval-based decision rules through different parameter settings. We provide the decision table to guide investigators when to decrease, increase or repeat a dose for next cohort of subjects. We conduct simulation experiments to compare the performance of the proposed method with other dose-finding designs. A free open source R package tsdf is available on CRAN. It is dedicated to derive two-/three-stage design decision tables and perform dose-finding simulations.

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