Early adopters are effectively using social media for patient recruitment and retention but in general the industry is fearful, a panelist at Patient Recruitment Outsourcing (PRO) 2011 said.
Data-backed decisions ease enrollment, PRO panelists say
Clinical trial enrollment can be accelerated by better understanding patients and using EHRs to inform protocol design, panelists told an Outsourcing-Pharma conference.
Patient Recruitment Outsourcing in emerging markets: the good, the bad, and the ugly
Companies outsourcing patient recruitment in emerging markets should have more people on the ground, according to Cutting Edge Information's Shaylyn Pike.
Companies looking to outsource patient recruitment need to think outside the box, says Cutting Edge Information’s director of research Eric Bolesh.
Outsourcing should play a vital role in any patient recruitment strategy, says Cutting Edge Information’s director of research Eric Bolesh.
Covance establishes more roots in complex contract pharma
Covance has announced it will collaborate on a genome sequencing project with Broad Institute to create genomic resources for a research model.
Cliniworks claims AccelFind can accelerate patient recruitment
Software developer CliniWorks says data-mining is key to addressing trial sector’s “Achilles Heel,” patient recruitment.
Realistic, evidence-based patient recruitment goals are key, Shire
An evidence-based approach to planning during protocol development is key to successful patient recruitment according to Joseph Kim, director of clinical operations at Shire Pharmaceuticals.
Blue Chip gives social networking in patient recruitment the thumbs up
Blue Chip Patient Recruitment says the future of patient sourcing for clinical trials lies in social media.
PPD adds iPhone app to patient recruitment toolbox
PPD has launched an iPhone app as part of efforts to use technology for patient recruitment and other clinical trial processes.
Upturn in trial tech use will drive recruitment innovation
Technology use in clinical trials is accelerating and will have a major impact on patient recruitment and other processes, said a PCT panel.
Proactive planning and strong site links boost recruitment
Being proactive and re-establishing relationships with investigators are vital to boosting patient recruitment and retention, said a PCT panel.
Business & marketing tactics can boost recruitment
Applying a business model based on marketing theory to clinical trials can give a consistent framework for planning and managing patient recruitment, say academics.
CRO and Pharma patient recruitment efforts can benefit from social networks and online patient groups, but clarification from the US FDA is still needed.
Pool of US cancer investigators needed to boost recruitment
A pool of research-aware US oncology clinical investigators must be developed to ensure patient recruitment rates meet demand.
Fast patient recruitment cuts clinical trial carbon footprint
Faster patient recruitment and use of lighter packaging minimise the carbon footprint of clinical trials.
Outsourcing-Pharma presents an interactive visualisation of clinical trial data submitted to the EMA in MAA from 2005-09, showing the number of trials, sites and patients from each country.
Finland, Brazil and Mexico recruit more patients per site than any other country where clinical trials are frequently conducted, according to EMA data.
Latin American sites recruit 91% more patients than US
Clinical trials in Latin America recruited 91 per cent more patients per site than studies conducted in the US from 2005 to 2009, according to EU MAA data.
Education of health conditions in RCTs boosts recruitment
Patient recruitment is boosted by health condition awareness strategies and financial incentives, according to research, but various methods of randomisation and consent design have no impact.
Patient recruiters and national regulators must learn from each other to better understand outreach tactics and how they fit with a country’s ethics and laws.
Top strategies for recruiting and retaining trial participants
Retention strategies, trial site evaluations and dedicated budgets should be used to recruit patients to, and keep them in, clinical trials, according to research.
Strategic partnerships with CROs key to patient recruitment
Forming a strategic partnership with a CRO is one of the key steps to boosting patient recruitment, according to a report.
Quintiles teams with SCPMG to boost recruitment in US
CRO Quintiles says Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG) partnership will improve patient recruitment and, ultimately, accelerate the drug development process.
BBK and CROee partner to boost recruitment in Japan
BBK Worldwide and CROee take on Japan’s notorious “drug lag” with new partnership offering faster patient recruitment and trial site identification.
PRA partners to boost recruitment in Latin America
PRA International has entered into a partnership with Oncopartners and IBPC to accelerate the planning, start-up and patient recruitment of oncology trials in Latin America.
Synexus hails recruitment for vaccine trial
Synexus has recruited more than 2,000 children in three months for a Phase III rotavirus vaccine study, which it believes validates its methods and demonstrates they are particularly effective in late stage vaccine trials.
Finding principal investigators crucial to recruitment; report
CROs believe that finding the right principal investigators is the hardest part of recruitment, according to a survey that adds that 80 per cent of respondents would prefer to reach enrolment goals 10 per cent quicker than cut costs by 20 per cent.