The Subjective Nature of “Safe and Tolerable” Conclusions

Dr. Aaron Gerds argues for more balance in safety reporting

When referring to early-phase trial results, researchers often conclude that a therapy was safe and well-tolerated. But what does this statement really mean? In his latest Editor’s Corner column in ASH Clinical News. Aaron Gerds, MD, Editor-in-Chief of ASH Clinical News and Deputy Director for Research at Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center, recently delved into this thought-provoking topic, arguing the benefits of presenting research findings instead of including conclusive statements that leave room for interpretation. Read more here.