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Sunday, June 20 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
#537 OD: Using Real-World Data in Single-Arm Trials: When It’s Done, Why It’s Done, How It’s Done

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Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

As real-world data increasingly provide synthetic controls in single-arm drug registration studies, terminology and insights have evolved. The structured, multistep assessment process described addresses why, when, and where to use new approaches.

Learning Objectives

Describe fundamentals of synthetic control arms and real-world data integration into clinical trials; Discuss relevant key terminology; Evaluate feasibility of using an external control arm in a clinical trial; Identify how to weigh pros and cons of historical versus concurrent control arm data; Identify potential external sources for control populations.


David Thompson, PhD


Application of Real-World Evidence to Support Breakthrough Drug Development
Mark Stewart, PhD

Toward Greater Use of RWD-Based External Controls in Regulatory Decisions: Design and Methods Considerations
Khaled Sarsour, PhD, MPH

Industry Update
Craig White, PhD

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David Thompson

Senior Vice President, Real World Evidence, Syneos Health
David Thompson, Ph.D. is Senior Vice President, Real World Research for Syneos Health. Dave is a health economist by training with 25+ years of experience conducting real-world research and consulting for clients in the biopharmaceutical sector. He is Editor-in-Chief of ISPOR’s... Read More →
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Craig White

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Outcomes Science, Concertai, United States
Craig White, PhD, is a researcher with >20 years’ experience in healthcare data and analytics. Craig’s research has covered pharmaceutical pricing methodologies, innovative uses of RWD in clinical development and traditional health economic models and cost-effectiveness analyses... Read More →
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Mark Stewart

Vice President, Science Policy, Friends of Cancer Research, United States
Mark Stewart is vice president of science policy at Friends of Cancer Research (Friends), an advocacy organization based in Washington, DC that drives collaboration among partners of every healthcare sector and creates and implements policies ensuring patients receive the best treatments... Read More →
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Khaled Sarsour

Global Head, RWD Hematology-Oncology, Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group, United States
Khaled Sarsour joined Genentech in 2012 where he currently is the global head of RWE hematology leading a team of multidisciplinary scientists delivering RWE and insights across the phases of drug development. Before joining Genentech, Khaled spent 5 years at Eli Lilly and company... Read More →

Sunday June 20, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
TBD Virtual Event Horsham, PA 19044
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