Tag: Pediatrics

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Premier Insight 272: Delivering the Global Expertise Required to Coordinate a Pediatric Gene Therapy Trial

With their potential for long-term or even curative efficacy, gene therapies are of great interest to researchers, clinicians, patients and caregivers alike. But coordinating and conducting a global, multi-center gene therapy trial is a complex, high-risk undertaking. Beyond the usual protocols and procedures required to ensure patient safety and data quality, gene therapy studies must...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Considerations for Operationalizing Pediatric Oncology Studies

Remarkable progress has been made in our understanding of the genomics of pediatric cancers, and these advancements have led to the recognition that products being studied for use in adult cancer indications may have health benefits for pediatric patients. By closing the orphan drug exemption loophole and enabling earlier discussions with the FDA, the Research...


The Placebo Problem, Part 13: The Pediatric Placebo Response

This is the thirteenth installment of our look at the increasingly high placebo response that is plaguing clinical trials in analgesia and psychiatry. Read the rest of the posts in the series here. Until now, our Placebo Problem series has focused exclusively on the placebo response in adults. Today we turn to another population: kids....


Designing Pediatric Analgesic Treatment Regimens and Assessing Their Outcomes

When it comes to pediatric analgesic clinical trials, protocols cannot be simply “cut and paste” from adult trials. Likewise, extrapolation of efficacy and risks from adult studies is not always reliable due to developmental and physiological differences. Researchers engaged in pediatric trial design must consider the specific physiology, pharmacology, and normal daily activities for each group being...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

The Top 5 Concerns for Pediatric Study Participants

Patient and parent engagement is crucial for successful pediatric drug trials. That’s why the best strategies are ones that encourage proactive involvement beginning at the early stages of protocol development through study conduct and eventual results-sharing. And that includes input. We partnered with iCAN in 2015 to ask pediatric patients, their family members, and even their friends...


Experts to Discuss Pediatric Medicines, Wearables at EuroMeeting 2017

DURHAM, N.C., March 27, 2017 — Two Premier Research drug development experts will speak at the Drug Information Association’s EuroMeeting 2017, March 29-31 in Glasgow: Dr. Thomas Laage, Senior Medical Director, will take part in a session on optimizing development of pediatric medicines on Thursday, March 30, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dr. Laage...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

The Top 7 Considerations to Take When Designing Pediatric Analgesia Trials

Children aren’t little adults: Pediatric populations have needs and physiological factors that set them apart from adults. However, it’s taken time for that philosophy to catch on within the clinical research community at large. When writing protocols for trials of acute pain in pediatric populations, researchers must take these unique needs of children into account to meet regulatory...

Premier Research Augments Staff in Fast-Growing Pediatrics and Rare Disease Clinical Trials Division

PHILADELPHIA, March 18, 2013 — Premier Research today announced the addition of four talented clinicians to key leadership roles in its fast-growing pediatric and rare disease clinical trial research disciplines. The Philadelphia-based global contract research organization (CRO) named Dr. Susan P. Tansey, MBCHB, MRCP, CCST, medical director, pediatrics. Her medical specialty areas include vaccines, cardiovascular, and oncology, although her initial training was in neonatology and pediatric medicine. She has considerable experience in pediatric clinical research and trial design.