Tag: womens health

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

The Role of Maintenance Therapy in Gynecologic Cancer Treatment

Advanced ovarian and endometrial carcinomas present the greatest challenge in treating gynecologic cancer and, among the five types of female cancers, are responsible for the most U.S. deaths annually.1 With a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation; patients can go into remission, but the majority will have a recurrence after several months or years. There...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Challenges and Opportunities in Gynecologic Cancer Research: Excerpts from a Round Table Discussion

Gynecologic cancers are comprised of five major types: ovarian, uterine, cervical, vaginal, and vulvar. All women are at risk for these, and risk increases with age. Specific risk factors include a family history, human papillomavirus (HPV) infections (cervical cancer), genetic mutations such as BRCA1 and BRCA2 (ovarian cancer or OC), and hormone replacement therapy. Early...

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

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

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...