A hybrid Bayesian adaptive design for dose response trials.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In recent years, the use of adaptive design methods based on accrued data of on-going trials have become very popular for dose response trials in early clinical development due to their flexibility (EMEA, 2002). In this paper, we developed a hybrid frequentist-Bayesian continual reassessment method (CRM) in conjunction with utility-adaptive randomization for clinical trial designs with multiple endpoints. The proposed hyperlogistic function family with multiple parameters gives users flexibility for probability modeling. CRM reassesses a dose-response relationship based on accrued data of the on-going trial, which allows investigators to make decisions based on a constantly updated dose-response model. The proposed utility-adaptive randomization for multiple-endpoint trials allows more patients to be assigned to superior treatment groups. The performance of the proposed method was examined in terms of its operating characteristics through computer simulations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chang, M; Chow, S-C

Published Date

  • 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 677 - 691

PubMed ID

  • 16022172

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1054-3406

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1081/BIP-200062288


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England