Tag Archives: Clinical Trials

Risking It All? Risk-Based Monitoring at Cancer Research UK

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go,” said T.S. Elliot. Cancer Research UK (CRUK) followed this advice when it decided to have its Center for Drug Development (CDD) adopt a risk-based monitoring (RBM) approach across its entire portfolio of clinical trials. This decision has revealed how risk-adjusted approaches […]
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Do Oncology Trials Need PR?

Only 3% to 5% of cancer patients participate in clinical trials. Although oncology projects account for almost 31% of global projects, it remains the most difficult therapeutic area in which to conduct clinical trials.  Why, and what can be done to improve patient recruitment?
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The Baltic States: A Location for Your Next Clinical Trial

The Baltic States with its appropriate population size, sufficient infrastructure, and experienced and motivated investigators, make it an attractive choice for a clinical trial. In this article, Doatas Grina, Indre Tutlyte and Auudius Sveikata, PhD, that ran in the February 2013 issue of Applied Clinical Trials, presents a persuasive case for the area’s present desirability as well as […]
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Showing Patients the Bigger Mobile Health Picture

To understand just how far mobile and digital technology can truly influence progress in global healthcare, we first need to form the foundation of the discussion with a few rudimentary facts. Clinical research (“a branch of medical science in human beings”) is critical to healthcare. All patients are human beings. All stakeholders are current or […]
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Latest Developments in Alzheimer’s R&D

With drug-development efforts in Alzheimer’s disease continuing to produce underwhelming results—as clinicians have long battled the inherent diagnosis and translational research challenges associated with the disorder—it’s no secret that there is increased clinical focus now on the prevention and early detection of Alzheimer’s. Those were two areas of emphasis at the recent Alzheimer’s Association International […]
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