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3. NCI has a more complex reporting structure for AEs which is best described below in the description of CTCAE but moves through five categories from not related to definitely related to the intervention. It is worth noting that not all unanticipated problems involve an unexpected adverse event. For example, the absence of laparoscopic equipment for a patient randomized to the laparoscopic approach in the aforementioned distal pancreatectomy trial would be an unanticipated problem but not an unexpected adverse event as would the administration of an incorrect dose of a study medication if drawn up incorrectly by the pharmacy.
The surrogate fails if it is insensitive to the effect of the treatment on the true outcome of interest or if it is only representative of one clinical endpoint, but not others. 7 Statistical Power  Results of clinical trials are used to make inferences. Sound biologic inferences are guided by consistent, reproducible observations, which in turn are tested with statistics. An important, and sometimes underappreciated, component of trial design is the up-front statistical planning which dictates how the study is conducted and how the results will be interpreted.
The National Cancer Institutes’ Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE)  is also an instrument used to classify adverse events. It uses clinical and laboratory evaluation criteria and is required in studies that are funded by the NCI. Grading of adverse event severity is a key component of the classification process. The CTCAE has a grading scale of 0–5. Zero is no adverse event, 1 is mild, 2 is moderate, 3 is severe, 4 is life-threatening, and 5 is 2 Clinical Trials: Ensuring Quality and Standardization 19 death .