Evaluation of Potential Surrogate Endpoints
Gabriel, Erin Evelyn
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Valid surrogate endpoints can make clinical trials more efficient, allowing for more trials to be conducted and more rapid development of effective treatments. Identifying useful surrogates is a statistically challenging but extremely valuable endeavor. This work develops statistical methods for the evaluation and comparison of biomarkers as correlates of protection (CoP). Methods herein were developed with a focus on a time-to-event clinical endpoint and possible time-varying effects of treatment, an important and thus far neglected topic is CoP evaluation. We propose a novel Weibull model and three methods of estimation for use in CoP evaluation; simulations and real data examples demonstrate the characteristics of these methods.
- Biostatistics