Nancy Ryerson

How to Create a Clinical Trial Recruitment Plan [Template]

Clinical trial patient recruitment brings specific challenges to research sites and marketing teams starting a campaign. With so many guidelines, chances are you already feel restricted in how you can share your trial with patients. Plus, running tests and trying new approaches are the cornerstones of effective marketing. But with patient recruitment, you have to submit all of your outreach ... Read more

This Clinical Trials Day, Share Why You Support Medical Research

Today, May 20, is Clinical Trials Day. It's fair to say that most people probably haven't heard about this holiday, but here at Antidote, it's an opportunity to talk about why medical research matters – and celebrate the volunteers who make it possible. Read more

7 Clinical Trial Recruitment and Retention Tips

[Updated May 2019] Successful patient retention starts with patient-oriented clinical trial recruitment – it's critical to begin the process with giving 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, a strategy that provides clarity while engaging patients is ... Read more

Asthma and Allergy Advocates Gather in Washington, D.C. to Share Resources and Join Forces

Running a successful health advocacy blog means being social online, but the day-to-day work of writing and posting can feel lonely. On May 7, the Asthma & Allergy Network brought together online influencers for a chance to swap stories and resources in person at the AAN Influencers Summit. The next day, they advocated for allergy and asthma research priorities on Capitol Hill. Read more

What’s the Latest Research on Asthma and Allergies?

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Today, more than 26 million Americans live with asthma – and every day, 10 Americans die from asthma. Worldwide, up to 30% of people have allergic rhinitis, or hay fever. Chances are, you or someone you know has allergies or asthma – you might even be suffering from seasonal or year-round allergies as you read this. Read more

5 New Rules for Clinical Trial Patient Recruitment

Since the first controlled clinical trial way back in 1747, researchers have needed patient volunteers to take part. We don't know how difficult it was for James Lind to find 12 sailors willing to try a treatment for scurvy, but we're sure he had to make a strong pitch that focused on the benefit to them as patients. Read more

Living with Autoimmune Hepatitis: What Can Help?

Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH) is a rare disease in which the body's immune system attacks the cells of the liver. Like other autoimmune diseases, researchers don't know what causes autoimmune hepatitis for the approximately 90,000 people living with the condition in the U.S. Read more

What’s the Latest Research on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis?

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a rare, difficult-to-treat lung disease affecting around 100,000 patients in the U.S. While two medications have been approved to slow IPF progression, there are currently no approved treatments that can stop or reverse the disease. Read more

Advertising Clinical Trials: What Works in 2019

There are more approaches to advertising clinical trials than ever before, from digital advertising, to site databases, to sharing materials in doctors' offices. Unfortunately, trial protocols have become more complex at the same time outreach options have expanded. Despite the best efforts of the industry, 73% of Americans don't even know anyone who has participated in a trial, let alone joined ... Read more

After a Surprise Kidney Disease Diagnosis, This Patient Turned to Education and Advocacy

Patrick Gee didn't know that there were any problems with his kidneys until a doctor diagnosed him with kidney failure. Years on dialysis, four surgeries, 47 days in the hospital, and one successful kidney transplant later, he's participated in two clinical trials and become a proud advocate for the American Kidney Fund. Read more