November 1998 - The CenterWatch Monthly : Volume 5, Issue 10, November 1998
The Difficulties of Site Integration
The pace of investigative sites acquisitions has accelerated given SMOs that now have access to substantial capital. Now, however, SMOs are reporting significant difficulties integrating investigative sites post acquisition. Integration success stories highlight the importance of up-front planning and communication to set expectations.
Bonuses to the Rescue
Sponsor and CRO companies have been experimenting with a variety of changes to study conduct contracts in order to motivate investigative sites to perform more efficiently and effectively. Investigative sites discuss their perspective on various bonus programs. They describe patient recruitment bonuses as the most important incentive area for sponsors and CROs to modify.
Eye On: Prostate Cancer
CenterWatch editorial reports on investigational treatments for prostate cancer. Forty-eight preclinical and clinical treatments are identified.
- Month in Review