ICH Releases Draft Revision of E8 Guideline, General Considerations for Clinical Trials

Since the last update of ICH6 (R2) on 2017, ICH was working on a new release, a new revision of ICH E8 about General Considerations for Clinical Trials. The E8 last version was adopted in 1997, but changes to trial design and conduct in the last two decades have made much of the guideline out of date.

Currently, parties involved in clinical trials development have a draft version of ICH E8 available and ICH plans to release the final ICH E8(R1) by June 2020.

The new revision adds a new section about quality of clinical studies design which is focus on “critical to quality” factors adaptable to several types of clinical trials and the importance of patient centricity in clinical trial development.

Review complete draft version here: ICH E8(R1) Draft version


Acknowledgment for APICES collaboration in a clinical trial published in The Oncologist.

Many times the work of CROs is not totally acknowledged. But, fortunately, this is not always the case.

This month, we want to share the acknowledgment that APICES has received in a recent publication in The Oncologist. This means to all APICES team an extra motivation in order to give continuity to the implication we have in every project in which we collaborate. From APICES, we are pride because of the recognition of our work and we want to thank ONCOSUR and Dr Eva Ciruelos for the opportunity they have given to APICES to appear as author as well as in the publication acknowledgments, and congratulate them for their project success.

The paper analyzes the results of a phase II clinical trial about neurotoxicity caused by three dose regimens of nab-paclitaxel in comparison with solvent-based paclitaxel as first line therapy. The clinical trial NEURABRAX has showed that, regardless of the dose, nab-paclitaxel did not differ from solvent-based-paclitaxel in terms of neurotoxicity as evaluated with the TNS. However, results from NCI-CTCAE, dose delays and reductions, and functional tools consistently indicate that 150 mg/m2 of nab-paclitaxel administered on days 1, 8 and 15 in a 4-week cycles is associated with a greater risk of chemotherapy-induced neuropathy. Thus, these results question the superiority of the TNS over NCI-CTCAE for evaluating chemotherapy-induced neuropathy and guiding treatment decisions in this context.

For more detailed information: A Pilot, Phase II, Randomized, Open‐Label Clinical Trial Comparing the Neurotoxicity of Three Dose Regimens of Nab‐Paclitaxel to That of Solvent‐Based Paclitaxel as the First‐Line Treatment for Patients with Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Type 2‐Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer Ciruelos, et al. The Oncologist


Reconocimiento colaboración de APICES en publicación científica

Estimados amigos,

Mediante esta comunicación queremos haceros partícipes del reconocimiento que APICES ha recibido en una publicación reciente en Annals of Hematology. Esto supone una motivación extra para todo el equipo de APICES. No podrían conseguirse estos logros sin la implicación de cada miembro del equipo en cada proyecto en el que colabora. Desde APICES estamos muy orgullosos por el reconocimiento de nuestro trabajo y queremos agradecer al promotor, la Asociación de Investigación de la Enfermedad Tromboembólica de la Región de Murcia, y a los investigadores coordinadores, Dra. Marisa Lozano y Dr. Vicente Vicente, la oportunidad que nos han dado de colaborar en este proyecto y que hayan incluido a APICES en los agradecimientos de la publicación, además de felicitarles por el éxito del proyecto.

El artículo analiza los resultados de un estudio retrospectivo cuyo objetivo era evaluar el manejo de pacientes adultos con trombocitopenia inmune primaria en la práctica clínica habitual fuera de los ensayos clínicos controlados.

Podéis encontrar información más detallada en el siguiente vínculo: