Clinical Trials: Past, Present & Glorious Future
and 23rd Bradford Hill Memorial Lecture

A meeting to mark the centenary of the MRC Biostatistics Unit (BSU) jointly organised by the Royal Statistical Society (Medical Section), International Biometric Society (British and Irish Region) and PSI (Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry), the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the BSU. Videos now available from LSHTM video channel.

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Stratified Medicine: developing successful partnerships between academia, industry and patients


The MRC Biostatistics Unit (BSU) is actively pursuing research in the emerging area of stratified medicine. Through our Stratified Medicine Initiative and Clinical Trials Methodology Hub, and with our expertise in statistical genomics, machine learning, complex observational and longitudinal data and evidence synthesis, we are well positioned and already engaged in developing and applying novel []

Improving the quality of analyses in phase II oncology trials assessing the effectiveness of new anti-cancer treatments

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James Wason, member of Adrian Mander's Adaptive Clinical Trials research group in the MRC Biostatistics Unit (BSU), is working on improving the quality of analyses in phase II oncology trials. Phase II oncology trials are conducted to gather information on the effectiveness of new anti-cancer treatments. This is to decide whether a phase III trial, []

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