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23andMe, Pfizer to research genetics of inflammatory bowel disease

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 01:15 PM

23andMe, a California-based personal genetics company, and Pfizer have inked a research agreement in which the companies aim to enroll 10,000 people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in a research initiative designed to explore the genetic factors associated with the onset, progression, severity and response to treatments for IBD.

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ACRP, IAOCR collaborate on combined program suites

Friday, August 8, 2014 01:10 PM

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and the U.K.-based International Academy of Clinical Research (IAoCR), provider of accreditation, training and consultancy for clinical researchers, are collaborating to offer services and establish recognized global standards of clinical research.

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PatientsLikeMe, Actelion to develop new patient-reported measure for MF-CTCL

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 12:57 PM

PatientsLikeMe and Actelion are partnering in a research initiative to create a new patient-reported outcomes tool for the rare form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma called MF-CTCL. The collaboration will leverage PatientsLikeMe’s Open Research Exchange (ORE), an online hub for developing and sharing new health measures that better reflect patients’ experiences living with and managing disease.

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DAC Patient Recruitment, Remedy Health Media partner for clinical trial enrollment

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 12:44 PM

DAC Patient Recruitment Services, an Imperial company focusing on clinical trial patient recruitment and retention, has partnered with Remedy Health Media, a health information and technology company, to offer clients exclusive access to millions of potential trial participants in one of the highest-concentration online environments of chronic condition patients and caregivers.

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CluePoints: Determining best approach is industry's biggest challenge to implementing risk-based monitoring

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 08:40 AM

A survey by CluePoints, a provider of centralized statistical monitoring (CSM) solutions for clinical trials, has revealed 42% of respondents across the industry say agreeing to the best and most practical approach is the biggest challenge their organizations face in implementing an effective Risk-Based Monitoring (RBM) strategy.

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ACRES, Fujitsu form strategic alliance around technology

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 08:37 AM

The Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES) has formed a strategic alliance with Fujitsu, a global information and communication technology company, to address challenges facing the development of medicines and health-related research endeavors.

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AWARE for All Clinical Research Education Day returns to Boston

Monday, August 4, 2014 02:53 PM

The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging the public and patients as partners in the clinical research process, has announced the return of AWARE for All Boston, a free event designed to promote understanding and dialogue around clinical research participation.

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Optim Oncology, Urology Centers of Oklahoma join U.S. Oncology Network

Monday, August 4, 2014 01:59 PM

Optim Oncology and Urology Centers of Oklahoma, divisions of Oklahoma Multispecialty Group, have joined U.S. Oncology Network, a network of integrated, community-based, physician-owned oncology practices dedicated to advancing high-quality, evidence-based cancer care.

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TransCelerate selects Cognizant to develop subscription-based, clinical trials collaboration platform

Friday, July 25, 2014 12:54 PM

TransCelerate BioPharma has selected Cognizant to develop a first-of-its-kind, subscription-based platform to transform the way clinical sites collaborate with pharmaceutical companies on clinical trials.

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AHRQ awards $2.5M grant to establish patient-centered outcomes research training program

Friday, July 18, 2014 01:34 PM

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center have received a $2.5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to establish a training program to improve the practice of healthcare in real-world settings.

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