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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Tables

Graphics in Life Sciences

  • Devoted to the graphics of patient data

  • Introduces general principles of good visualization to make readers understand the concepts, but the main focus is on the creativity and usefulness

  • Large number of color illustrations

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Table of contents (21 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxv
  2. General Principles and Reviews of Graphics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Graphics for Exploratory Analysis and Data Discovery in the Life Sciences

      • Michael O’Connell, Ian Cook, Difei Luo, Josh Patel
      Pages 23-39
  3. Preclinical and Early Clinical Development

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 85-85
    2. Exploring Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Data

      • Charles Roosen, Richard Pugh, Andrew Nicholls
      Pages 99-115
    3. Graphical Displays for Biomarker Data

      • Manuela Zucknick, Thomas Hielscher, Martin Sill, Axel Benner
      Pages 139-169
  4. Clinical Trial Graphics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 171-171
    2. Statistical Graphics in Late Stage Drug Development

      • Julia Wang, Surya Mohanty
      Pages 241-253
    3. Data Visualization at the Individual Patient Level

      • Matthew Austin, Alicia Zhang
      Pages 273-293
    4. Graphics for Meta-Analysis

      • Peter W. Lane, Judith Anzures-Cabrera, Steff Lewis, Jeffrey Tomlinson
      Pages 295-308

About this book

Graphics promote scientific insight, better business and more effective communication. However, in the Life Sciences, drug development processes are still largely reliant on tables and listings.

This book sets out to change this situation. The primary aim of the volume is to provide a rich collection of examples showing graphical review and reporting across the Life Sciences industry. Medical researchers and investigators will find many applications that can be applied to their own work. The code for many of the graphs is available on the companion web page, so that analysts can implement them directly. Statisticians and modelers will find graphics that support the exploratory analysis and the model building process as well as effective communication of results. Pharmacologists and pharmacokineticists will find a variety of graph types to display longitudinal data and explore its information.

A variety of therapy areas are covered, including diabetes, hypertension, oncology, pulmonology and neurology. ECG and TQT data analysis is treated in detail and concepts for efficacy and safety data analysis are shown along with examples of grables, a combination of graphics and tables. Graphics for individual patient data, meta analysis, biomarker and genetic data, health economics, safety and pharmacovigilance, development operations and sales and marketing data, complete the diversity of applications.

The book contains contributions from about 40 eminent researchers in the field, including a foreword by Professor Stuart Pocock.

Keywords

  • Data
  • Graphic
  • Krause
  • O'Connell
  • Patient

Reviews

“This one is a structured collection of papers on using graphics in the Life Sciences. … Many of the graphics use color well and are more interesting and attractive as a result. … Anyone carrying out statistical analyses in the Life Sciences would probably benefit from dipping into this book.” (Antony Unwin, Biometrical Journal, Vol. 57 (2), 2015)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Clinical Pharmacology, Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Allschwil, Switzerland

    Andreas Krause

  • Tibco Software Inc., New York, USA

    Michael O'Connell

About the editors

Andreas Krause

Andreas Krause has 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Holding a PhD in statistics and econometrics, his areas of expertise include modeling and simulation, also known as pharmacometrics, biostatistics and bioinformatics. He is director and lead scientist modeling and simulation in the department of clinical pharmacology at Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd in Allschwil, Switzerland.

Graphics and visualization are a key element of his work as evidenced by a multitude of presentations and workshops. Recent publications include Interactive Visualization of Modeling Results for Effective Team Communication and Decision Making and Visualization Concepts for Modeling and Simulation (the former with Ronald Gieschke, the latter with Kevin Dykstra and Richard Pugh), both in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 50(9), 2010.

Andreas Krause is co-author of The Basics of S-Plus (with Melvin Olson, Springer-Verlag, 1997-2005) and co-editor of Applied Statistics in the Pharmaceutical Industry (with Steve Millard, Springer-Verlag, 2001).

 Michael O’Connell

Michael O'Connell leads the Industry Analytics Group at TIBCO Software, developing analytic solutions across a number of industries including Life Sciences, Financial Services, Energy, Consumer Goods & Retail, and Telco, Media & Networks. He has been working on statistical software applications for the past 20 years, and has published more than 50 papers and several software packages on statistical methods. Michael has been particularly active in developing statistical graphics applications for review and reporting in clinical development, as has received several industry awards for his work in Life Sciences including recently being voted in the Top 100 Inspiring People in the Pharmaceutical Industry.  Michael did his Ph.D. work in Statistics at North Carolina State University and is an Adjunct Professor Statistics in the department.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4614-5329-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)