TrialScope expands languages in trial results portal

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

TrialScope, a global leader in patient-centric clinical trial transparency and compliance solutions, announced that the Trial Results Summaries Portal now supports trial summaries in English and seven additional languages: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Polish, Russian and Spanish.

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The CenterWatch Monthly Industry Close-Up, July 2017

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Healthcare stakeholders recognize that there is a clear, ethical rationale to support patient engagement in clinical trials. Setting standards that describe how patient engagement is achieved will lead to research findings that are more pertinent to patients’ concerns and dilemmas.1 However, as there are limited comparative analytic studies to recommend a particular method that improves understanding of patients’ concerns1 and enables comparisons of the methods employed, it is unclear how to best engage patients and how to measure the success of engagement.

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Revisiting patient diversity in clinical trials… again

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Minority groups have historically been excluded from clinical research, an inequity that has led to well-documented public health problems in which therapies tested primarily in Caucasian patients do not work as well in other ethnic and racial groups. This problem is famously exemplified by Sanofi’s blood thinner Plavix, which was approved in 1997 but slapped with a boxed warning in 2010 after researchers realized up to half of Asian and Pacific Islander populations cannot process the drug.

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WCG recognized for clinical trial awareness and education support

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to educating patients and the public about clinical research, is pleased to thank and recognize WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG) for its recent support of CISCRP’s Medical Heroes 5K Run & Walk, held last week in Chicago, and its additional donation to CISCRP’s clinical research education and outreach programs.

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Communicate, motivate and activate for successful patient recruitment

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Pulse on Patient Recruitment by Ashley Tointon

Recruiting patients for clinical trials is not as straightforward as it may seem. Identify­ing patients that match the inclusion and exclusion criteria can be an immense task on its own, yet it is not simply the identification that leads to successful enrollment. In order to collect optimal data, it is imperative to communicate, motivate and activate those patients who are willing to invest their time as participants.

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Assessing the strategic impact of supply chain management

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The globalization of clinical trials and more complex protocols, which include adaptive designs and those for targeted therapies, have driven the need for new practices and strategies to reduce waste and inefficiencies in the clinical supply logistics area.

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Millennials accelerate seismic shift in clinical operations

Saturday, April 1, 2017

As the largest age demographic in the U.S., Millennials are dramatically reshaping the clinical research industry. Millennials have high expectations about technology, convenience and data transparency—traits that are catalyzing a trend toward decentralization and prompting industry leaders to carve out new roles in clinical trial management.

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Sanofi bets on virtual clinical trials

Monday, March 13, 2017

The clinical research industry is facing a crisis. Nearly 80% of trials do not meet enrollment timelines, and these delays can amount to $8 million in lost revenue per day, according to one estimate by Cutting Edge Information. But now the industry is betting on a new trend: virtual clinical research.

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