- Mar 22, 2012
This has been in the works for a while. Platform trials have been used in cancer. There are multiple arms testing different therapies. Each arm “ contributes” to the placebo group The result is that although the analysis for each trial arm will have 50/50 placebo/ treatment all the participants have a much higher chance of receiving the treatment drug. The system is also overall cheaper and faster
Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Mass General launches first ALS Platform Trial with 5 promising drugs
The Sean M. Healey & AMG Center at Mass General will launch the first platform trial for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to accelerate the development of effective and breakthrough treatments for people with ALS.