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Patient-Centric Sampling Evolution

As the pharmaceutical industry continues to seek ways to increase efficiency in bringing life-saving treatments to the patients who need them, a focus on both the ethical and financial benefits of patient-centric sampling has intensified. In this blog, Covance Director of Bioanalytical Science, Stephanie Cape, PhD, discusses the benefits, evolution …

Patient Centricity

Inflammatory Bowel Disease clinical studies and the importance of patient centricity

In today’s exceptionally crowded clinical trial environment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), patient-centric practices can help your study of Crohn’s disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC) stand out to both patients and sites. Learn about your options to increase your trial’s patient centricity, encourage recruitment and promote ongoing patient retention. …

Ulcerative Colitis Recruitment

Incorporating the patient voice to improve ulcerative colitis recruitment

The exact cause of ulcerative colitis (UC) is still unknown, but approximately 700,000 people in the United States suffer from this chronic, life-long disease that causes inflammation in the large intestine. A wide range of treatment options are available, but drug development sponsors are seeking additional ways to control inflammation, …

Fixing the patient recruitment “leaky funnel”: blending data with a patient and site-centric approach to address the challenge

Most people in our industry are familiar with the “Leaky Funnel” analogy that describes the model where we approach a large number of patients for inclusion in a study, but they leak out of the pipe at every juncture. The loss of patients through planning, screening and execution of the …

Listening to – and learning from – the voice of the patient

Patient recruitment represents the biggest challenge in clinical trials. From general patient identification and participation to reducing screen failure rate or limiting patient drop out after enrollment, drug developers face many massive pain points to initiate their clinical trials.   Patient recruitment and retention continue to be the biggest challenge in …

Building awareness with National Diabetes Month and new T2DM treatment guidelines

Coinciding with National Diabetes Month is the recent publication, Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes, 2018. A Consensus Report by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), which contains the most up-to-date, impactful set of new treatment guidelines for patients with …