How Foundation Medicine is Expanding Access to Genomic Testing for Cancer

Foundation Medicine is a company that provides genomic testing for cancer to help doctors match patients to the most appropriate treatments and trials. In November, they received FDA approval and a preliminary Medicare national coverage determination for the FoundationOne CDx test. This is the first FDA-approved broad companion diagnostic test across multiple solid tumor cancers.

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6 Smart Clinical Trial Recruitment Strategies

Clinical trial recruitment is critical to the success of your trial, and developing a strategy in advance is key to saving time and money as enrollment ramps up. The best clinical trial recruitment strategies start with a thorough assessment of your patient population, the trial protocol, and where you predict challenges might arise. Then, make sure you have a variety of tools at your disposal so you can stay flexible throughout the recruitment process.

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Survivor Story: Jamie Troil Goldfarb Shares Her Experience With Research Studies (Video)

Jamie Troil Goldfarb's story embodies the hope of medical research studies: She received a stage IV melanoma diagnosis in 2011, only 11 weeks after giving birth to her child. That diagnosis carries a 14% 5-year-survival-rate. Today, Jamie lives without evidence of disease, thanks to an immunotherapy clinical trial she credits with saving her life:

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Clinical Trial Patient Recruitment: 5 Common Misconceptions

Clinical trial patient recruitment is often one of the most frustrating parts of starting a new study. Like many challenges in healthcare, it’s helpful to look at the challenges of clinical trial recruitment from the patient’s perspective.

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Inspire Recruit: A New Patient Recruitment Model, in Partnership with Inspire

Today, we announced that we’ve teamed up with Inspire, the leading healthcare social network, to tackle a key problem in the clinical trials space: nearly 80% of clinical trials fail to meet their enrollment timelines, substantially slowing medical research.

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Why Use ePRO in Clinical Trials?

Electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePRO) in a clinical trial allow patients to answer questions about side effects, symptoms, and quality of life on their own electronic device, or one provided by the study. When used effectively, ePRO in clinical trials have the potential to improve both data quality and the patient experience.

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Patient Centric Clinical Trials: Reflections on 2017 and Tips for 2018

As 2017 wraps up, we’re looking back at how much clinical research succeeded in achieving patient centricity this year, and what new initiatives we can expect in the coming year as we work to improve patient centric clinical trials in both design and recruitment.

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How to Achieve Patient Centricity Into Your Clinical Trial Listings

To improve patient centricity in clinical research, it’s important to understand the clinical trial experience from the patient’s perspective.

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5 Clinical Trial Software Trends for 2018

Today’s clinical trial software makes running a trial more efficient than ever, but with so many different systems, there’s always room for improvement. Technology also has a key role to play in improving patient centricity, which we’re sure is at the top of every clinical research professional’s list of New Year’s resolutions.

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How to Talk to Your Family About Taking Part in Research Studies

If you’re living with an illness, you’re likely well-versed in the art of discussing potentially difficult topics with your family and friends. Taking part in a clinical trial is a big decision, so it’s important that you talk to your loved ones as you weigh your options. While most family and friends want to support in whatever way they can, they’ll have questions and opinions that you may want to prepare for.

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