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Module 4: The European regulatory framework and drug approval process

The EU regulatory system for medicines The European medicines regulatory system is based on a network of around 50 regulatory authorities from the 31 EEA countries (28 EU Member States plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), the European Commission and the European Medicines Agency (EMA). This network is what makes the EU regulatory system unique. The network is supported by a […]

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Module 3: Statistics in clinical trials

Using statistics in research Statistical methods provide a way for formally accounting for sources of variability in patients’ responses to treatment. The use of statistics allows the clinical researcher to form reasonable and accurate inferences from collected information, and make sound decisions in the presence of uncertainty. Statistics are key to preventing errors and biases in medical research.  Hypothesis Testing A hypothesis […]

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Module 2: Clinical trials: types, designs and methods

What is a clinical trial? A clinical trial is a clinical study in which participants are assigned according to a pre-defined therapeutic strategy or plan (protocol) to receive a health-related intervention, such as a medicine, in order to investigate its effects on health outcomes, usually compared to another (or sometimes no) treatment. Clinical trials are used to evaluate clinical practices […]

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MODULE 1: LUNG CANCER DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT GUIDELINES

What is lung cancer? Lung cancer is a disease of the lung cells. As in other kinds of cancer, lung cancer cells grow and divide abnormally. Each type of cancer is named according to the type of cell from which it originates. The origin of lung cancer is in the cells of the lung. And other cancers that spread to […]

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