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Tuesday, June 25 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
#271: Master Protocols: Applications in Oncology

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Component Type: Session
Level: Advanced
CE: ACPE 1.25 Application UAN: 0286-0000-19-621-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Future advances in medicine depend on our ability to leverage complex innovative designs of clinical trials. Master protocols, including basket, umbrella, and platform trials, as one type of complex innovative designs, provide a method to answer multiple questions in one overall trial structure. In this session, the concept of master protocols, some case studies using real world examples in oncology, and the advantages and challenges of designing and implementing master protocols will be discussed. Join the Statistics Community for a follow up Round Table discussion on Wednesday, June 26, 3:15-4:15PM in the DIA Community Zone 1, Sails Pavilion.

Learning Objectives

Explain the concept of master protocols; Discuss case studies in master protocols with applications in oncology; Describe opportunities and challenges in applying master protocols as an innovative approach in oncology drug development.


Amy Xia, PhD


FDA Update
Yuan-Li Shen, DrPH

Industry Update
Scott M Berry, PhD, MS

Industry Perrspective About Platform Trials
Karen Lynn Price, PhD, MA

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Scott Berry

President and Senior Statistical Scientist, Berry Consultants LLC
Scott Berry is President and a Senior Statistical Scientist at Berry Consultants, LLC. He earned his MS and PhD in statistics from Carnegie Mellon University and was an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University before co-founding Berry Consultants in 2000. His primary interests... Read More →
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Karen Price

Research Fellow, Statistical Innovation Center/Design Hub, Eli Lilly and Company
Karen received her Ph.D. in Statistics from Baylor University in 2001, and joined Eli Lilly and Company at that time. She is currently Research Fellow at Eli Lilly and Company where she leads the Statistical Innovation Center, a team that focuses on innovative design and analysis... Read More →
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Amy Xia

Vice President, Biostatistics, Design & Innovation, Amgen Inc.
Amy Xia is Vice President, Biostatistics, Design & Innovation at Amgen. Amy has worked on designing, implementing, and analyzing Phase I-IV clinical trials as well as observational studies in the past 22+ years. Currently, she heads up the Biostatistics and Design & Innovation organizations... Read More →

Yuan-Li Shen

Acting Associate Director, Office of Biostatistics, OTS, CDER, FDA
Yuan-Li is the acting Associate Director in Division of Biometrics V, Office of Biostatistics, Office of Translational Science, CDER, FDA. The teams that she is associated with support all statistical aspects of regulatory submissions in Gastrointestinal, Lung/Head and Neck, Neuro-oncology/Rare... Read More →

Tuesday June 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Room 3 San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA