What’s the Outlook for Medical Research Careers?

The medical research careers field is an appealing one. The job market is expected to grow faster than average from now through 2020 -- in fact, it’s one of the United States’ fastest growing career paths.

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Why Volunteer for Research Studies?

Research study participants are patients or healthy volunteers who take part in trials investigating potential new disease treatments. If you’ve never participated in a trial, you may wonder what the potential risks and benefits are of taking part.

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Don Stranathan on Research Studies, Advocacy, and Love in the Face of Cancer

Don Stranathan was living a normal, active life in California when he was diagnosed with lung cancer. But he’s not one to take things lying down. He’s since become one of the most prolific lung cancer advocates out there, working tirelessly with lung cancer organizations to generate awareness, raise funds, and influence policy.

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What is IWRS in Clinical Research?

Even if you’ve been working in clinical research for a while, it can still be a challenge to stay on top of the many acronyms that come up in your work day. Three that often cause confusion are IWRS, IVRS, and IRT.

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The Latest in MS Research, from MSAA’s Chief Medical Consultant

We caught up with Jack Burks, MD, of the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) to find out his thoughts on what’s new and exciting in Multiple Sclerosis research. Here’s what he had to say:

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15 Clinical Trial Recruitment Companies (And How to Choose One)

Clinical trial recruitment companies use a range of methods, from digital advertising to community partnerships, to find the right patients for your trial. Depending on your trial’s needs, you may want to choose a company with a particular specialty in a therapeutic area or patient population. You may also be interested in finding a company that offers additional services, such as developing your prescreener or helping you identify the best site locations for your study.

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Scrip Awards: Antidote’s Work Connecting Patients to Research Studies is Recognized

If you’ve been diagnosed with an illness, you probably know the accompanying feeling of uncertainty all too well. How will this impact your life? What treatment will you select? Will there be side effects? Will it work?

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Scrip Awards: Antidote Named as Finalist in Technology and Partnerships Categories

We’ve long followed the Scrip Awards - where the industry’s highest achievers are recognized for outstanding work across the drug development spectrum. And now, we’re thrilled to announce that Antidote has been named a Scrip Awards finalist in two different categories: “Best Technological Development in Clinical Trials,” for our product Antidote Match, and “Community Partnership of the Year” for our work with JDRF. What an honor to be nominated in two categories that so perfectly align with our mission: to transform the way patients connect with research.

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Scrip Awards: JDRF and Antidote Collaborate to Connect Patients to Research Studies

It’s been an exciting fall here at Antidote. We announced our latest round of funding, grew our partner network to more than 210 partners, and are now finalists for two Scrip Awards. The Scrip Awards provide the industry with the opportunity to recognize its highest achievers across the drug development spectrum— from novel deals, to new drug launches, to technological breakthroughs in clinical trials.

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Family Caregivers Month: How Caregivers Can Be Partners in Research

It’s National Family Caregivers Month. We know that caregivers play a role in caring for their loved ones, often around the clock. But what happens when a loved one is involved in a clinical trial? How can caregivers be partners in developing drugs?

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