Patient and Stakeholder Engagement

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: 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

Gaining Patient Input: How to Ensure Patient Interests Remain Top of Mind

Our focus on women’s health research means we’re sensitive to the concerns and needs of the female volunteers contemplating clinical trial participation. In order to effectively enroll women, it’s important to acknowledge these volunteers and consider their perspectives in every step of the clinical research process. Regularly engaging women, their physicians, and health advocates helps...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Teaming Up with Sites During Trial Design

According to the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (Tufts CSDD), nearly half of all clinical studies require substantial—and potentially avoidable—protocol amendments that lengthen timelines and increase costs. Tufts CSDD also notes that more than half of the substantial amendments are implemented during the study enrollment period, mainly due to difficulties in recruiting...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Designing Trials for Patients

Clinical development is about finding new healthcare solutions that improve patient lives. This starts with identifying what matters most to people as they manage their health and wellbeing. Appropriate use of patient input can help improve development and regulatory decisions. Listening to patients living with a condition, we can proactively address potential flaws in clinical...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Addressing Research for Women from Every Angle

When sponsors develop drugs and devices specifically for women, they need to create trials that are uniquely female-focused. From protocols and endpoints, to recruiting strategies and messaging, these trials have to take into account the unique needs, expectations and regulatory requirements of a totally female population. Having spent more than 20 years in this space,...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Women-Centric Approach to Clinical Trials

Introduction For decades, women were left out of clinical trials, despite the fact that they often process drugs differently than men due to their size, biology, and physiology. It wasn’t until 1993 that the NIH Revitalization Act mandated women and minorities be included in clinical trials funded by the federal government. This has resulted in...

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...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

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

TORONTO (PRWEB) OCTOBER 27, 2021 — Patient recruitment comprises one of the most significant initial challenges in any oncology study but engaging and retaining these patients throughout the clinical trial can ultimately be the challenge requiring the most upfront planning and coordination. However, during initial planning, the focus is usually placed predominately on recruitment and not...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Build A Better Oncology Patient Experience: Supporting Participants Throughout A Study

Patient recruitment comprises one of the most significant initial challenges in any oncology study, but engaging and retaining patients throughout the trial can prove to be the challenge requiring the most up-front planning and coordination. However, during the initial planning stages of clinical trial implementation, the intensity of focus is usually placed predominately on speedy...