How clinical trial design can empower patients [Smart Patients feature]

The intersection of patient involvement and clinical trial design represents a transformative shift in clinical research. Traditionally viewed as subjects, patients are increasingly recognized as research partners. This paradigm shift not only alters the trajectory of clinical trials but fundamentally changes the participant's engagement and perception of their role within this critical ...

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How to participate in research studies: From searching to enrollment

Participating in medical research is something individuals do for various reasons. Whether a person is interested in contributing to science, accessing potential new treatments, or receiving condition-specific care from experts, there are many benefits to being a clinical trial volunteer — but how does one start the enrollment process?

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How research sites can use clinical trial recruitment plan templates

Effectively recruiting patients for clinical trials is one of the most integral parts of conducting research, and difficulties in the process are often responsible for delays. Not only can delays result in a costly waste of resources, but they can also result in a negative patient experience that can discourage volunteers from continuing the process.

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Clinical trial recruitment tools for today’s patients

Understanding how to recruit patients for clinical trials can be one of the most challenging aspects of performing medical research. Sponsors and sites have more tools at their disposal than ever before, but keeping track of how to use these various outreach methods can be time-consuming. Additionally, using a mix of outreach is typically the best strategy to reach the highest number of ...

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How to move from diversity to inclusion in medical research

Increasing racial diversity in clinical research is a common topic in the industry, and for good reason. The purpose of a clinical trial is to ensure that any new medications are safe and effective for the patient population, so it is of the utmost importance that studies have participant pools that reflect the diversity of real-world individuals.

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How long do clinical trials take?

Before it is released onto the market, the development of any new drug or medical device must undergo rigorous testing, part of which involves clinical trials. Clinical trials are integral to making sure that any new therapy is both safe and effective for individuals, and volunteers are a vital part of the process.

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7 essential clinical trial patient recruitment tips

There are many options for clinical trial patient recruitment — digital advertising, in-person campaigns, and doctor’s office flyers are just a few. However, regardless of which avenue a study uses to find eligible individuals, there are a few basic tips that can help create effective outreach.

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How to reach the right patients in clinical trial advertising

Digital advertising, which encompasses social media, online channels, streaming content, and more can be a powerful way to reach patients. One of the biggest avenues of reaching potential clinical trial participants through digital advertising is social media — and from the statistics, it is clear why. Not only does Facebook boast more than 3 billion users every month, but 80% of social media ...

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Antidote anecdotes: A conversation with an MS care partner

MS is a chronic disease that is estimated to impact over a million Americans. The condition causes damage to the body’s central nervous system, leading to numbness, memory problems, sight issues, and difficulties with coordination.

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Antidote joins forces with Melanoma Research Alliance to enhance clinical trial search for people impacted by melanoma

We’re thrilled to announce a collaboration with our partners at Melanoma Research Alliance to bring a curated experience to patients and caregivers impacted by melanoma. In the United States, melanoma is one of the most common types of cancer, and its prevalence has tripled in recent decades. It is estimated that 100,000 people will be diagnosed with invasive melanoma each year, and more than 1.4 ...

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