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Clinical Trial Solutions: Technology the Key to Improving Efficiencies and Retention in Clinical Trials

In Clinical Trials by Barbara Jacoby

From: pharmavoice.com The use of technology has become ubiquitous in clinical trials as the industry looks to streamline and improve processes. Most pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations have adopted technology solutions, including electronic data capture solutions and clinical trial management systems to increase efficiencies, reduce costs, and improve the patient experience. These solutions have been instrumental in improving clinical …

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How TransCelerate is digitalizing patient engagement in clinical trials

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By: Andrew Burrows From: knect365.com Patient-facing digital technologies have the potential to serve a variety of functions in clinical trials, such as capturing clinical endpoints, engaging patients, and facilitating remote study conduct. However, these technologies are not yet accepted as mainstream research tools, and the opportunities, challenges, and facilitators associated with their implementation in clinical trials have not been fully …

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Top scientific publication spotlights UH cancer discoveries

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Source: UH Cancer Center From: hawaii.edu Discoveries by a team of researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center on ways to improve prevention, early detection and treatment of mesothelioma was featured on the cover of the September issue of the prestigious Ca: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. The discovery was made by UH Cancer Center researcher and the study’s …

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Clinical drug trials network for Tennesseans shows promise

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By: Jason Bolton From: bizjournals.com Tennesseans’ opportunities to access clinical trial drugs are more limited than other parts of the country. But, a year-old initiative out of a local university is getting the state’s residents enrolled in early drug and medical device access. “This network meets a huge need for University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) clinical research,” said …

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As precision medicine grows, so does the importance of clinical trial diversity

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By: Alaric DeArment From: medcitynews.com Experts said the rise of cutting-edge new therapies highlighted disparities between clinical trial populations and the patients receiving new drugs. An FDA draft guidance earlier this month sought to address the issue. The idea of a drug having to undergo clinical trials before becoming eligible for regulatory approval seems simple enough. But while dozens of …

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The Vital Role of Imaging in Clinical Trials

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By: Amit Vasanji, Ph.D. , Chief Technology Officer, and Brett A. Hoover, Director of Product Management, Imaging, ERT Inc. From: pharmavoice.com Technology and innovation are reshaping clinical trials. Nowhere is this more evident than in the use of imaging in drug and device research. Over the last 10 years imaging has evolved from mostly qualitative assessments to more and more …

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Clinical Trial Solutions: Technology Disrupters

In Clinical Trials by Barbara Jacoby

By: A.K. Gupta, Senior VP and Chief Information Officer, UBC From: pharmavoice.com The biopharma industry faces myriad challenges in the pursuit of its mission to bring new treatments to patients in need of cures, chief among them the “Iron Triangle” of time, cost, and quality with respect to clinical research. The cost of conducting clinical trials is escalating, quality remains …

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Q&A: Phase I clinical trials

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By: Devon Carter From: mdanderson.org Phase I clinical trials are the foundation for how we develop new cancer drugs. Typically, they involve only several dozen patients and study a new medicine’s effect on a variety of cancer types. David S. Hong, M.D., sat down with us to explain more about Phase I clinical trials and answer some of patients’ most …

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Clinical Trials at MD Anderson

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From: mdanderson.org As part of our mission to eliminate cancer, MD Anderson researchers conduct hundreds of clinical trials to test new treatments for both common and rare cancers. Look through our database to find studies for which you may be eligible. What are clinical trials? Clinical trials are research studies in which patients may volunteer to take part. MD Anderson …

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Underenrollment in clinical trials: Patients not the problem

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By: UT Southwestern Medical Center From: medicalxpress.com The increasing sophistication of cancer treatments threatens to outpace the ability of health care providers to enroll patients in clinical trials to test those therapies. That’s a key finding by researchers in UT Southwestern’s new Department of Population and Data Sciences. The authors of the study published this month in the Journal of …