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Title: Surrogate threshold effect: An alternative measure for meta-analytic surrogate endpoint validation
Authors: BURZYKOWSKI, Tomasz
Issue Date: 2006
Citation: PHARMACEUTICAL STATISTICS, 5(3). p. 173-186
Abstract: In many therapeutic areas, the identification and validation Of surrogate endpoints is of prime interest to reduce the duration and/or size of clinical trials. Buyse et al. [Biostatistics 2000; 1:49-67] proposed a meta-analytic approach to the validation. In this approach, the validity of a surrogate is quantified by the coefficient of determination R-trial(2) obtained from a model, which allows for prediction of the treatment effect on the endpoint of interest ('true' endpoint) from the effect on the surrogate. One problem related to the use of R-trial(2) is the difficulty in interpreting its value. To address this difficulty, in this paper we introduce a new concept, the so-called surrogate threshold effect (STE), defined as the minimum treatment effect on the surrogate necessary to predict a non-zero effect on the true endpoint. One of its interesting features, apart from providing information relevant to the practical use of a surrogate endpoint, is its natural interpretation from a clinical point of view. Copyright (C) 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Notes: Hasselt Univ, Ctr Stat, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. Int Inst Drug Dev, Brussels, Belgium.Burzykowski, T, Hasselt Univ, Ctr Stat, Agoralaan Bldg D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.tomasz.burzykowski@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/1971
DOI: 10.1002/pst.207
ISI #: 000240838800003
ISSN: 1539-1604
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2007
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