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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Clinical Leader Top 3 Articles For August 2015

August 2015 was an active month on Clinical Leader. The top three articles for the month covered a range of topics, including new EU regulation on harmonization, lessons learned from an initial venture into Risk-Based Monitoring, and a piece on using Source Document Verification as a quality control measure in clinical trials. If you missed any of them, please take a moment to see what everyone was excited about. 

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    The number of clinical studies has increased dramatically, from a mere 4,000 in 2000 to almost 200,000 today. In the U.S., nearly 20 percent of these studies are classified as registry (or observational) studies.

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    The pharmaceutical industry has been restructuring its research and development units due to constant pressure from patent expiry, generic competition, and declining revenues in order to achieve cost-cutting.

  • Early Detection Tests And Potential Impact On Cancer Drug Development
    Early Detection Tests And Potential Impact On Cancer Drug Development

    In recent months, we’ve seen a rising focus on early detection methods for cancer. Data just surfaced on a urine test that may be able to detect pancreatic cancer at an early stage by looking at elevated levels of proteins LYVE1, REG1A, and TFF1, and non-invasive genomic tests are being developed to detect oral cancer in early stages right at the dentist’s office.

  • Social Media: The New Clinical Research (And Marketing) Tool
    Social Media: The New Clinical Research (And Marketing) Tool

    As in all healthcare domains, social media can play a critical role when it comes to clinical trial planning, execution, and optimization.  There has been a huge increase in awareness of and engagement with clinical trials in the social sphere; in fact, according to data from health consumer insights firm Treato, over half of the 300,000 patient posts available online today about clinical trials were published in the last six months

  • Risk-Based Monitoring: Understanding The Future Of Clinical Trial Monitoring
    Risk-Based Monitoring: Understanding The Future Of Clinical Trial Monitoring

    While risk-based monitoring (RBM) has been a popular discussion topic among the clinical research community for quite some time, sponsors and researchers have been slow to implement adaptive strategies. RBM moves away from the traditional approach of frequent on-site visits and 100 percent source data verification (SDV) toward a combination of activities, including centralized data collection and monitoring.

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