Tag Archives: patient recruitment

What Drives Patient Interest in Clinical Trials?

By Fred Gebhart. Recruiting patients remains one of the most difficult challenges clinical trial sponsors face. Recognizing that fewer than five percent of eligible adult patients enroll in therapeutic trials, many sponsors have turned to supplemental recruitment, the practice of pre-qualifying community-based patients for referral to clinical trial sites for screening. “The primary reason that […]
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Crowd Sourcing: The Time Has Come

By Marylyn Donahue. Crowd sourcing is hardly new, not even for pharma. Pfizer launched the first ever clinical trial to recruit and communicate with patients entirely via the Internet in 2011. Although it did shut down earlier last year due to lack of participants. But that certainly doesn’t mean crowd sourcing (use of web-based technologies […]
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