Sarah Cannon Research Institute

Bridging Clinical Research and Clinical Health Care Collaborative to launch

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

In 2018, the Bridging Clinical Research and Clinical Health Care Collaborative will bring together industry leaders from pharma, biotech, CROs, healthcare organizations, advocacy groups and the FDA to advance the participation of patients and physicians in the conduct of clinical trials. The conference will be April 4–5, 2018, at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Envisioning the site of the future

Monday, May 1, 2017

The drug development world has been notoriously slow to adopt change, but industry leaders and visionaries expect the clinical research enterprise to change dramatically.
Integration of healthcare data, the power of data and analytics, a rapid move toward more targeted therapies and customized treatments, along with the desire for a lower cost R&D model are among the forces driving transformation in the way the research environment will function in the future.

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Big Data in clinical trials: Promise and pitfalls

Monday, August 15, 2016

Privacy versus medical progress. Proprietary ownership versus public information. Cost-effectiveness versus unnecessary burdens. Welcome to the swirl of opinions and emotions around Big Data and its potential—or not—in the clinical trials industry.

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OncoGenex’s phase II Rainier study shows poor results

Thursday, September 24, 2015

OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals has reported initial results from the phase II Rainier study evaluating apatorsen in combination with Abraxane (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension) (albumin-bound) and gemcitabine compared to Abraxane and gemcitabine alone in patients with untreated metastatic pancreatic cancer. The addition of apatorsen to Abraxane and gemcitabine did not demonstrate a survival benefit compared to Abraxane and gemcitabine alone. The study was sponsored and conducted by Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI).

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Morphotek announces initiation of phase I study for MORAb-066

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Biopharmaceutical Morphotek, a subsidiary of Eisai, has announced that the Sarah Cannon Research Institute in Nashville, Tenn., has opened enrollment in a phase I clinical study with MORAb-066 in patients with advanced or metastatic breast, pancreatic, colorectal or non-small cell lung cancer (adenocarcinoma) malignancies. The open-label, phase I study will assess the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of MORAb-066 administered with weekly intravenous infusions.

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