Research Studies: How to Join a Research Study Near You

New treatments can’t move forward without volunteers willing to participate in research studies. These studies investigate new potential disease treatments for both safety and effectiveness. A new drug or repurposed drug must pass all four clinical trial phases before it can be approved for sale, and volunteers are needed at each step.

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Health Literacy Month: How Can We Improve Patient Health Literacy?

October is Health Literacy Month. Since 1999, organizations and individuals have spent the month promoting the use of patient-friendly language and communication in health care.

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Join us at the SCRS Global Site Solutions Summit to Discuss the Latest in Patient Recruitment

We’re excited to share that later this week, we’ll be attending the SCRS Global Site Solutions Summit for the first time. This event is generally considered “the site’s meeting,” a place where sites sites, sponsors, CRO executives and regulators come together to share best practices in patient recruitment, build their businesses, and develop new partnerships.

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Celiac Disease Research: Our Partner, Beyond Celiac, Discusses the Latest

We interviewed Alice Bast, CEO of Beyond Celiac, about her organization and what's next for celiac disease research. 

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Mental Illness Awareness Week: Mental Health Treatments in Development

It’s Mental Illness Awareness Week, a week dedicated to  raising awareness of mental illness, which affects approximately 1 in 5 Americans in a given year.

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What is Patient Centricity in Clinical Trials?

What is patient centricity?

Patient centricity means designing a treatment, clinical trial or other health solution around the patient. Creating a patient-centric solution involves getting feedback from patients themselves and making decisions based on their needs and perspectives.

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Clinical Trial Phases: What are Clinical Trial Phases?

What are Clinical Trial Phases?

In order to reach patients, every drug must make its way through four clinical trial phases. Each clinical trial phase has a different goal and separate hurdles to clear before a potential new treatment can move forward.

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Clinical Trials as an Option in Mesothelioma Treatment

A Guest Post from the Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center for Mesothelioma Awareness Day

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Medicine X 2017: Hearing Stories of Patient Advocacy and Empowerment

Our team recently returned from the most patient-centric conference we’ve ever attended: Medicine X. Hosted by Stanford Medicine, this year’s conference focused on the theme “Citizen.” Panels and talks centered around the impact we as citizens can make on health care outcomes for everyone.

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Reflections on Research from Alzheimer’s Organizations

In our work connecting patients to trials, we’ve partnered with dozens of Alzheimer’s organizations to ensure that our search tool is available when and where patients are looking for information. For World Alzheimer’s Day, we asked a few of these organizations to weigh in on two key questions pertaining to Alzheimer’s research and the future of Alzheimer’s treatment. Thanks to our participants for your words of wisdom:

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