Eian Kantor

5 metrics that clinical trial patient recruitment companies track

Whether you're running patient recruitment yourself or working with a clinical trial patient recruitment company, there are certain metrics you can track to ensure your campaign is running effectively.

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Where to find support if you have multiple sclerosis

It can feel very isolating to receive a multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis, but it’s important to know that you’re not alone. There are a variety of MS advocacy groups and online forums, all with an array of resources to help you feel supported. We share easy-to-access support systems that people with MS, their families, and their care partners should access. 

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Volunteering for research studies: 15 questions to ask

You found a local clinical trial opportunity that you’d like to participate in, and you passed the trial’s pre-screening process. Now you’re ready to sign an informed consent form and start the study. However, before you sign on, you can ask the study team as many questions as you would like. Here are some ideas to get you started as you’re evaluating the study and making your decision.

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How to find support and raise awareness during Lupus Awareness Month

May is Lupus Awareness Month, which is an opportunity for the global lupus community to raise awareness of the physical, emotional, and economic impact of lupus. This year, the Lupus Foundation of America is running a campaign to #MakeLupusVisible. The goals are to educate others about lupus, show the world that the lupus community can (virtually) stand together, and promote social media ...

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Diversity and inclusion in clinical trials [one-page primer]

People of color have been (and continue to be) particularly underrepresented in clinical research. Historically, the numbers of clinical trial participants from diverse populations have not reflected real-world populations. The lack of diversity in clinical trials can make it particularly challenging to get a complete picture of a drug’s safety and efficacy. That’s why it’s critical that the ...

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Everything you need to know about clinical trial phases

Due to COVID-19 vaccine and treatment developments, clinical trials have been in the limelight lately. Before reaching patients, every medical intervention (from common ibuprofen pills to specialized cancer drugs) must pass through clinical trial phases. But what are the phases of clinical trials, and why do they matter? Each clinical trial phase has a different goal and separate hurdles to clear ...

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Helpful resources for your clinical trial patient recruitment toolkit

Clinical trial patient recruitment can be challenging, time-consuming, and expensive. That's why it's helpful to have tools on hand that make it easier to reach the right patients. This toolkit keeps the patient at the center of your recruitment plans, whether you're researching the condition for your trial, choosing clinical trial recruitment companies, searching for the perfect outreach ...

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What does it mean to be patient-centric in medical research?

“Patient centricity” is a term that you hear a lot in the medical research industry. As defined in a BMJ Innovations article, it means: “Putting the patient first in an open and sustained engagement of the patient to respectfully and compassionately achieve the best experience and outcome for that person and their family.”

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How to move from diversity to inclusion in medical research

Increasing racial diversity in clinical research is a hot topic for industry leaders and patient advocates alike. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a renewed focus on clinical trials, which has also sparked a conversation about not just the abstract idea of increasing racial diversity in research, but also what actionable steps toward inclusion must be taken. We take a look at how sponsors and ...

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Key takeaways from the 8th annual Patients as Partners conference

The annual Patients as Partners conference, now in its eighth year, has always been one of our favorite meetings to attend because of the care the organizers give to ensure all stakeholders, and especially patients, are represented on the agenda. Antidote’s Head of Partnerships and Patient Advocacy, Lindsey Wahlstrom-Edwards, attended this year’s virtual conference and shared her key takeaways. 

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