Budgeting Clinical Trials in Oncology

Before thinking of clinical trial budgeting as an administrative step, we need to ask ourselves what kind of impact does it have on the patients. Sometimes a “piece of paper” is the only step standing in between cancer patient and investigational drug that may turn the course of their disease. How do we build the contract and budget to address study conductance within fair market value, what obstacles complex oncology trial set-up brings, and how can a site and sponsor collaborate better to limit the waste.