The CenterWatch Monthly, January 2017
Personalized medicine impacting study conduct
As the analysis of genetic data is fast becoming a significant part of clinical research programs, both to enroll study participants and understand how drugs work, investigative sites are increasingly asked to collect genetic samples and conduct genetic screenings for clinical trials. Research sponsors want investigators to collect genetic material that either can be analyzed as part of the study or stored for future testing. Depending on the relevance of the genetic analysis to the clinical development program, the genetic sample collection may be a core requirement for study participation or an optional component of the study.
Online patient recruitment: Still nascent after all these years
The world of online patient recruitment has undergone an evolution since it arrived during the heady dot-com craze of the 1990s—but has that caused a revolution, one that has transformed the space? Most say no, not yet. But it may be on its way to doing so.
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