Doctor Recommendations Among Most Effective Ways to Encourage Trial Participation

Can We Find Ways to Make Physicians Better Trial Advocates?

Studies consistently show that doctor recommendations are one of the most effective ways to encourage patients to explore clinical trials. “Unfortunately, it’s not used as much as it could be,” said Murray Abramson, MD, vice president of global clinical operations at Biogen. “It’s a genuine opportunity,” he told attendees of the Clinical Trial Collaborations conference […]

Enhanced Patient Engagement Can Boost Trial Quality and Cut Costs

Interested in speeding your trials, saving money, and improving participant retention rates? The solution might be staring you in the face, says Beth Zaharoff, director of patient-focused trial engagement at TESARO. “Listen to your trial participants,” she told attendees of the Clinical Trial Collaborations conference in Cambridge, Mass., on April 10. “Never assume you know […]

S.O.M.S. for Leading Research Sites

PAID MESSAGE You have probably heard the term S.O.M.S., but what does it mean? Quite simply, SOMS stands for Site Operations Management System. It rhymes with Tom’s… it’s SOMS! OK, now you can say it, but what is it? In the vast arena of software available for clinical research sites, there is a lot to […]

Lisa Ince, BS, CCRC, CCRA, Senior CRA for Oncology, Syneos Health

Mentors Enhance Clinical Research Workforce Quality

“Doctors get a year of rounds before they have to work on their own, but clinical research associates [CRAs] don’t always get that kind of support,” says Lisa Ince, BS, CCRC, CCRA, a senior CRA for oncology in the Clinical Solutions unit at Syneos Health. Ince is a big fan of mentoring from both sides […]

Chief Strategy Officer of Veeva Systems and President of Align Clinical CRO

CROs Band Together to Advance Technical Clinical Trial Standards

Some of the country’s biggest contract research organizations (CROs) and Veeva Systems have banded together and unveiled an industry standards initiative they believe will facilitate cooperation between sponsors and CROs. The goal of the new organization, Align Clinical CRO, is to develop technical standards that “vendors that provide systems for the industry could implement to […]