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April 23, 2014 – News Bytes

Study Conduct

U.S. cancer researchers launching five-drug personalized medicines trial

By Ronald Rosenberg
CenterWatch Staff Writer

U.S. cancer researchers plan to launch a five-drug clinical trial for patients with advanced lung cancer in mid-May, in a public-private collaboration between several major cancer organizations and five pharmaceutical companies that marks the second American multi-drug research program into personalized medicines to treat different cancers.

The Pulse on Study Conduct By Elizabeth Weeks-Rowe

Everyone has the occasional poor performance in clinical research. Study coordinators may fail to report a serious adverse event. Monitors may overlook an incorrect version of an informed consent form. Without the occasional failure, we would not progress—in learning, adapting or growing as clinical researchers. Error is the most effective learning tool, with the dual outcomes of compliance and retention.

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Make way for mobile health in clinical trials
Despite patient retention, data quality benefits, regulatory hurdles persist

Global clinical trial laboratories decentralize
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Strategic alliances hit bumps in the road
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Tapping community hospitals for clinical trial volunteers
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