Atherosclerosis drug development in jeopardy: the need for predictive biomarkers of treatment response.

The limited predictability of phase II biomarkers for atherosclerosis outcomes in phase III studies stands in contrast to the number and varied types of biomarkers--soluble, imaging, and functional--that have been used in a diverse array of trials. Although collectively abundant, these biomarker data exist in a fragmented state. Most biomarkers are studied… CONTINUE READING