New book highlights effectiveness of SAS® solutions in clinical trials

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SAS Press releases Analysis of Clinical Trials Using SAS®: A Practical Guide

SAS Press releases Analysis of Clinical Trials Using SAS: A Practical Guide

CARY, N.C. (April 8, 2005) - It is estimated that nearly 10,000 clinical studies are conducted every year around the world. While there are many useful texts that address the fundamental statistical and scientific principles underlying the design and analysis of clinical trials, researchers have few references available to help them resolve the problems commonly encountered in real-world clinical trials, such as incomplete data, multiple inferences, and issues arising in safety and efficacy monitoring. Focusing on the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines for the pharmaceutical industry, Analysis of Clinical Trials Using SAS: A Practical Guide bridges that gap by providing examples from actual trials and case studies. It also offers solutions that can be implemented quickly and efficiently using software from SAS, the leader in business intelligence.

Reviewer Peter Westfall of Texas Tech University commends the methodologies illustrated in the book. "Because clinical trials are so highly regulated, some of the most rigorous and highly respected statistical tools are used in this arena. The methodologies covered in this book have applicability to the design and analysis of experiments well beyond clinical trials; researchers in all fields who carry out comparative studies would do well to have it on their bookshelves."

Life sciences industry statisticians, statistical programmers, research scientists and graduate assistants should all benefit greatly from the decades of clinical research experience compiled in this volume, co-authored by industry leaders Alex Dmitrienko, Geert Molenberghs, Christy Chuang-Stein and Walter Offen, and published by SAS Press.
Analysis of Clinical Trials Using SAS: A Practical GuideISBN: 1-59047-504-6 * Pages: 436 * US Price $69.95 (not including tax or S/H) * 1-800-727-3228

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