On 10/29/19, NEW CORP PRESENTATION SAYS WAITING ON 298!!!!


IDMC MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT!

EDITORS NOTE:

On 10/15/19, CVM released the major news

 

At the most recent IDMC meeting in October 2019 the IDMC reviewed “progression free and overall survival and limited demographic and safety data available for the aforementioned protocol.”


The IDMC made the following recommendation:


  • The IDMC recommendation “is to continue the trial until the appropriate number of events has occurred”.


There are 2 nice write ups about the IDMC news:

  • On SeekingAlpha: HERE
  • From Zacks: HERE

IDMC NEWS

IDMC SAYS KEEP TRUCKIN'!

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Press Release from October  stating the trial should continue on!


IDMC Sees

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The IDMC knows how the LARGEST Head and Neck Cancer Study is progressing.


AND THEY SAID CONTINUE ON!


To Resist Is FUTILE!

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You read that right.  Interim analysis is done to DETERMINE FUTILITY.


It would have been deemed futile if Multikine wasn't extending survival over standard care by 10% or more!

WHAT DOES THE IDMC DO?

The IDMC's job is to check the study to assess safety, sample size and futility. This is laid out on the CT Site.

From the CT Site it says:

Primary Outcome Measures

1. Overall Survival (OS) in LI + CIZ + SOC vs. SOC
OS will be assessed using Kaplan-Meier life-table and compared using a logrank test and confirmed further with tumor stage location and geographic stratified log rank tests. The unstratified logrank test constitutes the primary analysis. A two-sided p-value of 0.05 or less will be considered statistically significant for comparing the two groups. Interim analyses will be performed throughout the study to assess safety, sample size and futility.

Last March, the IDMC reviewed the trial for Safety, sample size (ie drop outs) and Possibly Futility. ALL PASSED!  It was safe, enrolled enough and with 95% of the data, hadn't been determined to be futile  if  this  was  tested

This September, with 99% of all the data in...they will do the same.  

THE IDMC NEVER DETERMINES A STUDY IS FUTILE?! BULLSHIT!!!!!

They SHUT 'EM DOWN all the time.


On April 12, 2019 The IDMC shut down TWO TRIALS!!!


 Tracon Pharmaceuticals trial


 "Tracon Pharmaceuticals Inc. shares TCON, -49.24% slid 45% in premarket trade Friday, after the company said it is terminating a late-stage trial of a cancer treatment at the recommendation of an independent committee. The company said its phase 3 trial evaluating TRC105 in combination with Votrient in patients with advanced or metastatic angiosarcoma, a rare kind of cancer, was terminated for futility based on the recommendation of the Independent Data Monitoring Committee following a review of data from more than 120 patients. "


PRESS RELEASE HERE


AND

Clovis Oncology

 

"Clovis Oncology Inc said on Friday it was halting a mid-stage trial testing its lead drug in bladder cancer patients, sending shares down 12 percent.

The company said its decision to discontinue the trial was based on recommendations of an independent committee, which suggested that the treatment may not provide a meaningful benefit to patients."


PRESS RELEASE HERE



On March 22, 2019 The IDMC shut down BIOGEN's Alzheimer's Study


 "Biogen BIIB and its Japan-based partner Eisai announced the discontinuation of two late-stage studies evaluating their Alzheimer’s disease candidate, aducanumab. The decision was taken following a futility analysis conducted by an independent data monitoring committee (“IDMC”). The analysis showed that the studies are unlikely to meet their primary endpoints."


PRESS RELEASE HERE