Table 3.

Comparison of ECOG and CALGB Phase III Trial Development

(A) Comparison of process counts
ECOGCALGB
Processing steps>481>370
Work steps>420>328
    Decision points6142
Processing loops2629
Stopping points1316
(B) Phase III activation time from executive committee approval to study activation

ECOG
CALGB
n1413
Median (d)*783580
Minimum (d)285295
Maximum (d)1,5421,248
  • * Values are calendar days.