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Top Stories for the Week of March 19th 2007

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Top News

Oncology CRO Oncopartners Launches in Brazil, Offers Different Model

Oncopartners, a new oncology-focused contract research organization (CRO), founded this past autumn, has recently begun work on its first protocol in Brazil. What makes Oncopartners’ business model unique is its exclusive worldwide partnership with Instituto Brasileiro de Pesquisa em Câncer (IBPC), a non-profit entity created to build a clinical research network comprising oncology clinical researchers from 18 public cancer hospitals in Brazil.

HIV/AIDS Microbicide Trial Network Selects 12 Research Centers

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected 12 research hubs or clinical trial units [CTUs] in seven countries to operate the agencys new Microbicide Trials Network (MTN). The network was created by the NIAID in 2006 to advance research being conducted to prevent HIV through a woman’s use of topical anti-viral / anti-bacterial agents that may stop the virus from being contracted during intercourse.

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