A conversation with lupus nephritis advocate Carly H.

In our work, we're honored to speak with advocates about their lived experiences, why they participate in research, and how they engage with their communities. Our partners at the Lupus Research Alliance graciously connected us with Carly H., a lupus nephritis advocate from Brooklyn, New York. We were able to chat with Carly over Zoom about her diagnosis story, why it’s so important to have a ...

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3 ways patient-centric recruitment can make all the difference

Patient-centricity is at the heart of the clinical research community. It’s a guiding principle for study design and recruitment efforts that puts the focus on the people at the core of research: volunteers and their loved ones. At Antidote, we think of patient-centricity as letting the patient voice drive how we think about the recruitment component of the clinical trial process. We look at ...

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Kidney disease and clinical trials: A Q&A with the American Kidney Fund

Is there a connection between kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes? What’s exciting about upcoming kidney disease clinical trials? Why is diversity in the kidney disease clinical research space so important? We spoke with Michael Spigler, Vice President of Patient Services and Kidney Disease Education at the American Kidney Fund (AKF) to learn more about AKF’s mission, what ...

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Our partner JDRF's interview with their new Community Screening and Clinical Trial Education Director

This is a reprint of an article originally written by Alexandra Mulvey and published on our partner JDRF’s blog. The piece focuses on Anastasia Albanese-O’Neill, Ph.D., ARNP, CDCES’ excitement about this new role and why clinical trials are the only way to find treatments that work.

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Our reflections from SCOPE 2022

Celebrating its 13th year, SCOPE Summit took place from February 7-10, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. This year’s summit was hybrid, but with many making the journey to the in-person event, it was a great opportunity to see familiar faces away from the veil of our screens and devices. The work that the clinical research community does is in a state of transition that has been accelerated due to the ...

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Road to success: A clinical trial recruitment plan [downloadable template]

Patient recruitment is the most expensive and difficult part of a clinical trial, with recruitment costs representing 40% of the total budget. 

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How to read a clinical trial listing using Antidote’s matching tool

If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, one of the first places anyone will tell you to look is ClinicalTrials.gov, a database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world. Everyone has access to the key details of clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov, where you can see eligibility criteria. However, inclusion and exclusion criteria have become ...

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5 ways technology can improve clinical trial patient recruitment

Are you facing clinical trial patient recruitment challenges? Technology can help. There are many digital solutions that improve the recruitment process, from finding patients to prescreening and enrolling them into trials. Consider these helpful ways technology can improve the patient experience and accelerate enrollment into your trial, and take a look at our list of clinical trial patient ...

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What is peripheral artery disease and where can you find support?

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a narrowing or blockage of the vessels (peripheral arteries) that carry blood away from the heart to other parts of the body. The most common form of PAD reduces blood flow from the heart to the legs and feet. PAD is primarily caused by atherosclerosis, which is the buildup of fatty plaque in the arteries that narrows and blocks them in the heart, brain, arms, ...

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Talk of the Towne podcast episode 02: Lupus Therapeutics

Antidote’s new podcast, Talk of the Towne, focuses on the ultimate sweet spot: that special place where science and patients converge. Our host, Rich Towne, was trained in pharmacy and currently works in Clinical Informatics at Antidote. In each episode, Rich welcomes a new guest from an organization with which Antidote is working, and takes an in-depth look at particular therapeutic areas, ...

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