Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 00:31:00 -0800
Reply-To: Stephen McDaniel <stephen@STEPHENMCDANIEL.US>
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From: Stephen McDaniel <stephen@STEPHENMCDANIEL.US>
Subject: Re: EG for clinical trials reporting
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I know of at least one large pharma and one mid-sized biotech that was
converting their macro libraries for reporting to an EG based custom task.
I have also visited several pharma and CRO companies that are supplementing
their regular SAS code with EG as a validation tool (write the code the old
fashioned way and use EG to replicate the results independently.) Keep in
mind, that you can write most of your standard SAS code from the EG code
node, as well as continue using all of your old macro libraries.
EG is supposed to have a new PROC REPORT based wizard in 9.2/4.2, but I
don't think it will become the reporting hub for all possible clinical
trials tables with just out of the box functionality. That said, it is a
big productivity gain IMO once you get past the initial learning curve,
which is several months of heavy use (versus several years of SAS
programming to be solid in the fundamentals for clinical trials SAS
I cover it heavily in "SAS for Dummies" and the "Little SAS Book for
Enterprise Guide" is also useful if you want to become proficient.
One final though is to examine leveraging stored processes from EG and the
Add-In for Microsoft Office to run standard efficacy and safety tables.
Data Management and Regulatory types love this stuff once they have access
to it! Open Microsoft Word and rerun all of the tables with the updated
data in one click is really nice... I have seen multiple pharmas build this
type of functionality with SAS and VBA code inside of Word, but why write
and maintain all of this if it is just available off the shelf in SAS 9?
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Sent: Monday, November 26, 2007 11:19 PM
Subject: EG for clinical trials reporting
For the first time ever, I heard mention of somewhere using EG for
clinical trials reporting. Is there anyone else out there doing this
and do people think it has a future in this field?