Biostatistical Analysis

Analysis Group experts and biostatistics thought leaders from leading universities and research institutions have applied biostatistical methods to clinical trial data in the context of life-sciences research and legal disputes involving intellectual property, drug safety, product liability, securities fraud, false claims and kickbacks allegations, and in white collar investigations.

Our work has included:

  • Utilizing counterfactual models, such as the inverse probability of censoring weighted (IPCW) method and rank-preserving structural failure time (RPSFT) model, to adjust for selective crossover and informative censoring issues in clinical trials.
  • Developing the matching-adjusted indirect comparison (MAIC) method to facilitate indirect comparisons across clinical trials when head-to-head clinical trials are not available.
  • Analyzing clinical trials data with respect to efficacy and safety to address questions regarding the drug’s patent and the potential making and selling of a generic form prior to the patent’s expiration.
  • Conducting ad hoc analyses of clinical trials data to address emergent drug safety issues and to analyze secondary endpoints, such as quality-of-life measures, in the trials.
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Selected Examples of Our Work

  • Cella D, Pickard AS, Duh MS, Guerin A, Mishagina N, Antràs L, Neary MP, McCann L, Hodge R, Sternberg CN. Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma Receiving Pazopanib or Placebo in a Randomised Phase III trial. Eur J Cancer. 2012 Feb;48(3):311–323.
  • Signorovitch JE, Wu EQ, Yu AP, Gerrits CM, Kantor E, Bao Y, Gupta SR, Mulani PM. Comparative Effectiveness Without Head-to-Head Trials: A Method for Matching-Adjusted Indirect Comparisons Applied to Psoriasis Treatment with Adalimumab or Etanercept. PharmacoEconomics. 2010;28(10):935–945.
  • Chen L, Antras L, Duh MS, Neary M, O'Brien ME. Symptom Assessment in Relapsed Small Cell Lung Cancer: Cross-Validation of the Patient Symptom Assessment in Lung Cancer Instrument. J Thorac Oncol. 2008 Oct;3(10):1137–1145.
  • Duh MS, Walker AM, Lindmark B, Laties AM. Association Between Intraocular Pressure and Budesonide Inhalation Therapy in Asthmatic Patients. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2000 Nov; 85(5):356–361.
Selected Examples of Our Work