March 2004 – The CenterWatch Monthly : Volume 11, Issue 3, March 2004
Will Physicians Refer Their Patients into Clinical Trials?
Half of practice-based physicians who have had no prior experience conducting clinical trials refer their patients to a study conducted by another physician investigator, according to a new CenterWatch survey.
Outsourcing Departments face Tighter Scrutiny
Outsourcing departments within major biopharmaceutical companies report that the scope of their responsibilities has increased at the same time they are being more heavily scrutinized by senior management. Most departments report that they now manage an average of 16 projects and 18 contracts at any given time.
CME Gains Traction in EU
No standard continuing medical education (CME) programs for clinical research professionals and pharmaceutical physicians exist in the EU. But CME is now building momentum in Europe.
Eye On: Colorectal CancerColorectal cancer is diagnosed in 150,000 Americans each year. CenterWatch has identified a pipeline of 49 drugs in development for colorectal cancer.
- Month in Review
- In the Pipeline
- Opportunities Underway