CTTI: Chronic Clinical Trial Recruitment Issues Crush Recruitment Results

Failure to address clinical trial recruitment issues at the outset continues to plague sites, according to the findings of a new task force. Result? Nearly 40% of clinical trials fail to meet recruitment goals, says Elizabeth Mahon, JD, associate director of Global Clinical Operations – U.S., Janssen R&D. “Recruitment planning too often is an afterthought,” […]

Intensive Onboarding Program Delivers Competent Clinical Research Associates in 8 Weeks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 19, 2016 CONTACT: Jeremy Glunt + 1.703.258.3506 media@acrpnet.org Pilot Program Results in Successful CRA Onboarding and Retention Washington, DC – The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) today announces availability of an innovative 8-week onboarding program promising to rapidly develop competent entry-level Clinical Research Associates (CRAs)/Monitors for clinical trial sponsors and contract research organizations. Offered […]

Change is in the Air: Part II

This is the second installment in a series on changes coming to the clinical research enterprise from John Neal, CPA, BS, CRCP, founder and CEO of PCRS Network, LLC, and member of the ACRP Board of Trustees. Read the first prediction here, or continue reading… Prediction 2: Because sponsors are increasingly seeking efficiencies, and all […]

Flexible Biomarkers Critical to Improving Rare Disease Clinical Research, Biogen CEO Says

While there are some 566 potential drugs targeting rare diseases in the pipeline, various regulatory, financial, and scientific hurdles continue to slow other important advances. "We need better and more predictive biomarkers and surrogate endpoints," Biogen CEO Dr. George A. Scangos told attendees at "Targeted Cures: A Policy Discussion on Treating Patients with Rare Diseases" […]