Tag: patient engagement

Patient and Stakeholder Engagement

Seasonality: A factor for successful patient recruitment

Patient enrollment Managing clinical trials requires extensive planning of patient enrollment. Clinical trials may be more cost-effective with better forecasts of recruitment. A variety of circumstances influence the enrollment of subjects. Several factors to consider, including the rarity of the condition being examined, the capacity of the trial sites to recruit participants, and the degree...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Patient Enrollment and Retention: Overcoming Challenges in Observational Research

The challenge of enrollment for observational research Patient enrollment and retention for investigational trials are notoriously difficult. How is enrollment affected when there is no direct benefit to the patient: no breakthrough study drug with the potential to cure, no added caregiver time, no meaningful compensation for participating? Observational studies, by design, demand a continuation...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Pharmaceutical Commerce: Empowering Patients in Oncology Trials

Patient engagement is critical to the success of oncology clinical trials, many of which have endpoints that require study participants to be followed for many years to evaluate side effects and long-term survival data. And yet, sponsors often postpone careful consideration of strategies for patient engagement and retention until after the treatment phase of their...

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

Premier Insight 277: Optimizing Enrollment for a Phase 3 Clinical Trial During a Global Pandemic

Background A biopharmaceutical company focused on delivering innovative products for women’s health chose us to manage their Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating an investigational, thermosetting, bioadhesive hydrogel for bacterial vaginosis (BV). We leveraged our expertise in study design and execution along with our extensive network of OB/GYNs to deliver a successful clinical study ahead of...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

Dermatology Webinar Series: Looking Ahead to the Future of Dermatology Research

New treatment options for moderate to severe dermatological diseases and areas of high unmet need are driving a revolution in clinical development of dermatology drugs. But questions remain: What indications should be pursued? How to design a study that targets the right endpoints? And how will environmental constraints affect the research? In this three-part series,...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Essential Strategies in Dermatology Clinical Trials: The Convergence of Patients, Regulations, and Study Design

Competition for patients among sponsors in the field of dermatology drug development has never been as intense as it is now — so much so that it’s becoming difficult to meet project timelines, attract and retain patients, and achieve comprehensive study results. Patients are in high demand, and making studies appealing to them — convenient,...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

A New Era in Dermatology: Study Design, Regulatory Strategies, and Patient Participation

Explore dermatology trials from the vantage point of study design, patient access, data quality, regulatory considerations, and more This webinar explores the latest changes in dermatology trials in the areas of study design, patient access, data quality, regulatory considerations, and more. Learn what’s required to understand the disease burden, patients’ treatment goals, and other critical...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Applied Clinical Trials – Patient Engagement and Advocacy: Advancing the Cause of Clinical Drug Research

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients almost universally lose the ability to walk as the disease progresses. Patients generally understand that loss of ambulation is to be expected, and as was learned from a patient preference study, they tend to put greater priority on maintaining use of their hands. Yet for many years, DMD drug trials...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

Learning to Listen: Voice of the Patient Grows Louder in Product Development

Days before Christmas 2017, a nationwide call went out requesting nominations of patients and caregivers to join a new public/private-sponsored Patient Engagement Collaborative. Among the promised duties for this yet-to-be-filled body of 16 patient community representatives: Propose new collaboration models in which patients and patient advocates are partners in healthcare product development and U.S. Food...