Nancy Ryerson

Lupus Clinical Trials: Frequently Asked Questions

Clinical trials for lupus research potential new treatments, and need volunteers to take part. The research process can be confusing, though. If you're interested in finding a lupus clinical trial but don't know where to start, we've collected a list of some of the most common questions patients ask about research participation.

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Clinical Trial Phases: What’s the Difference?

Clinical trials research potential new treatments, including medication, medical devices, and lifestyle interventions such as diet and exercise. Typically, a potential treatment goes through at least three clinical trial phases before it becomes available to patients.

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How Research Sites Can Use Clinical Trial Recruitment Plan Templates

Clinical trial patient recruitment can be one of the most stressful parts of running a study at a research site. Delays are common, and can hold back progress for the trial in general.

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How to Find Diabetes Clinical Trials Near You

There are currently 263 studies for type 1 diabetes and 710 studies for type 2 diabetes looking for volunteers. Most studies need hundreds or even thousands of volunteers to take part, so if you're interested in joining a trial, chances are there's an option for you out there.

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7 Clinical Trial Advertising Tips for Research Sites

A pharmaceutical company chose your site for a new trial, and your team is ready to start creating a clinical trial patient recruitment plan. Knowing that 80% of clinical trials are delayed because of recruitment problems, the process can be daunting. In addition to reaching out to patients in your site's database, chances are you'll also experiment with clinical trial advertising to meet your goals. These tips can help you position your site to meet its enrollment goals and give patients a positive experience, too, starting from when they share their interest in your trial.

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5 Clinical Trial Project Management Courses to Consider

Clinical trial project management is an important part of keeping trials on track and on budget, but project managers aren't always given the resources they need to succeed. Some see project management as simply a soft skill, but it's actually a complex discipline that can benefit from formal training programs.

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How Clinical Trial Patient Recruitment and Retention Work Together

Clinical trial patient recruitment and retention are two of the most challenging parts of a clinical trial. Up to 30% of patients drop out in the course of a trial, and up to 80% of trials are delayed because of recruitment issues. Of course, patients are free to leave a trial for any reason, but some factors can be prevented by focusing on patient centricity from the start.

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5 Common Clinical Trial Project Management Mistakes

Getting a new clinical trial off the ground and keeping it moving smoothly takes careful project management. Even the best-laid plans can hit snags from time to time, and knowing what to watch for – and when to ask for help – can help get your project back on track.

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How to Find Clinical Trials Near You

There are currently 276,066 research studies in all 50 states and in 203 countries that need volunteers to take part. Even with so many options, it can be difficult for interested patients to find opportunities they're interested in near them.

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7 Clinical Trial Recruitment and Retention Tips

Clinical trial recruitment and retention can work hand in hand to give patients the information they need to take part in a clinical trial. When 85% of clinical trials fail to recruit enough patients, and 30% of patients drop out of clinical trials, it's important to create a strategy that introduces your trial to patients with clarity and engagement.

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