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,” […]

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" […]

Lack of Standardized Competence Putting Clinical Trials at Risk

Clinical trials will remain at risk of continued variance in research conduct quality if workforce development and standardization of competence and career paths are not prioritized, warns Jim Kremidas, Executive Director of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP). While many initiatives are bringing forth excellent technology solutions to clinical development, ACRP is focused on […]

How to Help ‘Outsiders’ Appreciate Value of Clinical Research

Site staff and sponsor-based personnel, and even some of the professionals operating in other parts of your hospital or physician practice, don’t always understand how a strong research program can elevate your organization’s public profile, lure the best job candidates, and contribute to the bottom line in a very real way, say two leading experts. […]