What’s Next for Lung Cancer Research?

A lot has changed since the Lung Cancer Foundation of America was founded around 10 years ago by two lung cancer survivors and a lung cancer widow. Today, the LCFA funds some of the most innovative research projects in the space, like the role of the microbiome in immunotherapy. Read more

How ePRO Can Create a Holistic View of Diabetes Management

Diabetes is a complex condition that is influenced by environmental, social, behavioral, and emotional elements. These psychosocial factors can make it difficult to improve both physical health and psychological wellbeing. People living with diabetes regularly require customized, multifaceted self-management support to encourage achieving personal health goals. Self-management is the cornerstone ... Read more

5 Clinical Trial Advertising Services to Boost Recruitment

Clinical trial recruitment companies offer a range of advertising services that can help speed up enrollment for your trial. While some trial sponsors, research sites, and CROs opt for full-service offerings from recruitment agencies, you may also choose support for a particular element of your campaign. For example, a research site or CRO may have one team create ad copy but need support with ... Read more

Do Clinical Trials Pay for Travel?

Clinical trials can't move forward without volunteers – but sometimes, clinical trial volunteers have trouble getting to the trials. In one survey, 23% of patients named distance as the top reason they weren't interested in joining a clinical trial. Compensation for travel or other patient travel services can help make it easier for patients to take part in research. Read more

In It Together: Encouraging Greater Participation in Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials

Prevention or treatment of Alzheimer's disease can only happen with the generosity and commitment of volunteers enrolling in clinical trials. Read more

Patient Advocacy Groups are Banding Together – Why That’s a Good Thing

Lindsey Wahlstrom-Edwards is Director of Partnerships and Distribution at Antidote. She works with health nonprofits and patient advocates to connect their communities with research. Read more

Does Emotion-Based Marketing Work for Clinical Trial Patient Recruitment?

Patients are more likely to take action for their health after seeing ads that trigger fear and hope, according to new research in the 2018 Wunderman Health Inertia Study. While healthcare marketers typically jump at the chance to test out new research findings with their own audience, those who communicate clinical trial opportunities to patients may pause. Read more

What Does Patient Centricity Mean for Diabetes Research?

In honor of National Diabetes Month, we sat down with Scott Johnson, diabetes advocate and founder of the popular blog Scott's Diabetes. He's been sharing his personal experience and connecting with the diabetes community since he started one of the web's first diabetes blogs back in 2004. Today, he's the Patient Engagement Manager at diabetes management company mySugr. We chatted about what the ... Read more

How to Improve Patient Recruitment for Alzheimer's Clinical Trials

There are currently 284 interventional clinical trials looking for a total of 291,640 volunteers with Alzheimer's disease. Patient recruitment has traditionally been difficult for Alzheimer's disease for several reasons, from the nature of disease progression to the role caregivers play in Alzheimer's trials. In fact, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) said in a report ... Read more

5 Types of Clinical Trial Patient Recruitment Agencies to Consider

While all clinical trial patient recruitment agencies can help support trial enrollment, they're not all created equal. While many companies offer a blend of services, there are still a few different distinct types of agencies that you'll run into while researching your options. Each have different strengths and weaknesses based on your patient population and the other needs of your trial. Take a ... Read more