Oncology & Hematology

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Empowering Oncology Patients to Maximize Study Outcomes: Strategies and Considerations for Sponsors

Patient recruitment comprises one of the most significant initial challenges in any oncology study but engaging and retaining these patients throughout the trial can ultimately be the challenge requiring the most upfront planning and coordination. However, during the initial planning stages of clinical trial implementation, the focus is usually placed predominately on recruitment and not on patient...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Maximizing Oncology Study Outcomes: Protocol Development Considerations

Minimizing the burden that trial participants experience is essential for successful recruitment and retention, especially in oncology studies, where patients may need to be followed for years after the treatment phase of the trial. For sponsors, the process of optimizing study outcomes involves a deep understanding of the patient’s care journey and a deliberate effort...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Empowering Oncology Patients to Maximize Study Outcomes

February 24, 2022 | 10:00am EST Patient recruitment comprises one of the most significant initial challenges in any oncology study but engaging and retaining these patients throughout the trial can ultimately be the challenge requiring the most upfront planning and coordination. However, during the initial planning stages of clinical trial implementation, the focus is usually...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Empowering Oncology Patients: Recruitment and Retention Strategies for Optimizing Study Outcomes

During the initial planning for clinical trial implementation, intense focus is placed on strategies for patient recruitment, while strategies for patient engagement and retention are often left until after the treatment phase. However, with many current protocol designs in oncology, trial endpoints require study participants to be followed for years to evaluate side effects and...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Opportunities Beyond Hope: Immuno-Oncology Drug Development

Introduction Over the past decade, immuno-oncology (IO) has become one of the most promising and fastest-growing areas of cancer research and drug development. Present-day advances in immuno-oncology can be attributed to an explosion of research in this area in recent years, leading to a paradigm shift in the understanding of cancer. Until the late 1990s...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Addressing the Challenges and Opportunities in Gynecologic Cancer Research

Despite the impact on women’s health worldwide, significant unmet needs exist in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancers. Located in the female reproductive system, many have a reputation for being “silent,” as they are often detected in later stages when treatment options are limited. However, the recent introduction of novel medicines — targeted therapies...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Drug Development & Delivery: Navigating the Evolving Landscape of Rare Cancer Trials

Rare cancers account for 27% of all new cancer diagnoses in the US and 22% of all new cancer diagnoses in the EU. With the shift toward grouping cancer based on molecular subtypes rather than by location and tissue type, some common cancers are now categorized as groups of rare cancers. For example, melanoma as...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

PREMIER VOICES #15: Enhancing Clinical Trial Accessibility – Bringing Oncology Trials to Patients

Premier Research · Premier Voices #15: Bringing the Trial to the Patient In recent years, we have seen a shift toward decentralized and hybrid clinical studies that help bring clinical trials to patients and reduce the burden of study participation. COVID-19 accelerated this shift, increasing emphasis on patient access, safety, and engagement. Now, proactively incorporating...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Addressing the Challenges and Opportunities in Gynecologic Cancer Research

WebinarDecember 1511 AM EST Despite the impact on women’s health worldwide, significant unmet needs exist in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancers. Located in the female reproductive system, many have a reputation for being “silent,” as they are often detected in later stages when treatment options are limited. However, the recent introduction of novel...

Study Start-Up

Premier Insight 275: Streamlining Regulatory Submissions for a Novel Advanced Therapy Medicinal Product Trial

Background The European regulatory landscape for advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) is complex and the approval pathway depends on product classification. The EMA’s Committee for Advanced Therapies (CAT) is responsible for providing scientific recommendations on the classification of ATMPs as either gene therapy medicinal products (GTMPs), somatic cell therapy medicinal products (sCTMPs), tissue-engineered products (TEPs),...