Clinical trial design, biomarkers development and the treatment of neuropathic pain

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Published: 4 Nov 2010
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Dr Marina Garassino - Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Milan, Italy
Dr Marina Garassino speaks about the challenges of conducting well designed clinical trials and discusses a phase III trial she is conducting which looks at the role of the KRAS and EGFR mutations in lung cancer. Dr Garassino discusses the role of biobanks in cancer care, explains why she believes there is a need for biobank guidelines and addresses the issue of patient consent for tissue use. Dr Garassino concludes by talking about a phase II trial assessing the benefits of various doses in pregabalin and oxycodone combinations for the treatment of neuropathic pain.