Patient and Stakeholder Engagement

Working with Advocates: Understanding Patient Concerns and Why They Matter in Clinical Trials

Patient advocacy groups have exploded in number and scope in recent years and in many ways are reshaping the drug development landscape, from trial design to recruitment support to participation in the regulatory approval process. Thousands of organizations now advocate for millions of patients, and while many patients and families eagerly engage with these groups, others are more guarded in approaching them—if they entertain the idea at all.