We have started using the visualiser to help us populate a cohort of drugs that almost make it to licensure for a grant that the G-SCT is working on. Funtimes!
Also, the indications searcher now allows one to hide results, making it easier to work through, if you’re looking for something in particular in a big list, and don’t want to lose your spot.
Brand new in version 0.9, you can now automatically colour-code your drug trials to indicate the lead sponsor’s agency class (industry, NIH, U.S. Fed or “other”).
Try it out! It’s so pretty!
Now you can search for a list of drugs and biologicals used in an indication area. So say for example, you were interested in the development of drugs for renal cell carcinoma. You type in “renal cell carcinoma” into the “interventions” field on the front page, and it will bring up an exhaustive list of all the interventions for RCC in all clinical trials on CTG and display them as a list of possible searches.
Once you’ve got this list, you can “clean up” the search before you show the trials visualisation for each drug or biological in the list (a lot of the time, the drug’s dosage or brackets or other stuff will be listed).
Then when you’re ready, you click “Show trials,” and then it generates a drug trials visualisation for that drug.
You can now see study sponsors and sort by phase number. Still to come, probably in v 0.7:
- Colour-coding by “has results”
- Colour-coding by public vs private study sponsors
I just got an email from my boss, who pointed out this entry in CTG to me. I never noticed this before, but if a study stops, there is a field for indicating the reason it has stopped. This is definitely going in the next version.
Brand-new in beta v 0.3: I got a new database of info from the FDA.
- Now there’s bright red lines indicating important dates in the drug’s life, like “approval,” “labelling revision,” “new dosage regimen,” etc.
Some bugs that I have found in v 0.3:
- They don’t always line up perfectly with the bottom
- Unexpectedly, some of the approvals happen before there are registered trials, so I get red lines to the left of the graph
- I’m not sure what details on the “important dates” I want to include
- Unexpectedly, there are some trials that have end dates, but no start dates, and those aren’t in the right place