Independent medical writers need an understanding of limits of clinical claims when discussing therapeutic comparators. Health economics relies on data savvy communication and the more informed you can be--all the better.
What a great time to be a communicator or storyteller. You are the bridge between subjective terms like "value" and "benefit"--the data is there ready to be accessed. Numeracy is where all great stories begin. The ability to give an accurate voice to data or at the very least--begin asking better questions.
"The Project Data Sphere platform will enable the research community to bring to light previously unrecognized insights buried within vast amounts of cancer clinical trial data," said Howard Scher, MD, Chief of the Genitourinary Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. "The benefits of sharing comparator arm data could lead to a better understanding of disease progression and endpoints, and maximize a patient's contribution beyond a single trial to the benefit of others."--press release 2014
It is definitely an important time for oncology research. When patients are heterogeneous--data silos can be deadly. Thank you Project Data Sphere®.