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The CenterWatch Weekly, July 05, 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Skipta-Continuum launch real-world, observational studies joint venture

The launch of the Center for Observational Research by Skipta and Continuum Clinical aims to create opportunities for physicians to participate in real-world studies. These are noninterventional, observational studies that do not take place at the academic centers and trial sites one usually associates with clinical trials. The intriguing aspect is that this center exists entirely online. It is a network designed to connect interested physicians with observational studies smoothly and efficiently, and to accelerate the pace of enrollment and data collection.

Biden Cancer Initiative to build on Cancer Moonshot

Last week former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden, M.D., announced the launch of the Biden Cancer Initiative with the declared intent to “inject a sense of urgency” into cancer research. The initiative is designed to build upon any progress achieved under the Cancer Moonshot, which when announced in 2016 had the goal of achieving a decade’s worth of advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment in five years. It was headed by Biden in the last year of the Obama Administration.


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