Pilot Study to Characterize the HRHV Axis in the Microenvironment of Melanoma in Patients Undergoing Isolated Limb Infusion or Hypothermic Isolated Limb Perfusion With Melphalan
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacodynamics Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Spatial comparison between marker proteins and hypoxia.
We will describe the distribution of the markers at each of the three time points with boxplots and means (with 80% confidence intervals). The variance of each marker will be partitioned into three parts: variance due to the time (i.e., treatment) effect, variance among patients, and error variance. This calculation can easily be done by fitting a general linear model in which marker is regressed on an n-1 degree of freedom patient effect (where n is the number of patients) and a 2 degree of freedom time effect. The error variance with 2*(n-1) degrees of freedom is of course equal to the variance of the interaction of patient with time. Obviously, we would hope to find that the variance for the time effect is larger than either of the other two variances.
Douglas Tyler, MD
United States: Food and Drug Administration
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