Newsletter | July 29, 2021

07.29.21 -- Overcoming Patient Recruitment And Retention Challenges In Rare Disease Studies

Rare Disease Studies: A Comfortable Patient Is A Retained Patient

What is comfort anyway? Being home. Your own bed. Your mom’s homemade anything. In rare disease studies, those things are suspended. Get through the trial and then you can seek comfort. But does it have to be this way?

Can CROs Rise To The Patient Access & Recruitment Challenge?

It is not surprising that the task of CRO selection is often stress-inducing. One element we explore in depth is the influence of preferred provider agreements or the lack thereof. We ask clinical development outsourcers about the attributes they focus on under three selection environments.

Top 5 Challenges In Finding Rare Disease Patients

ISR asked respondents with involvement in patient recruitment and retention activities for Phase 2/3 rare disease studies about their pain points regarding patient recruitment.

Fast Track To Flexible Clinical Trials

Every year we survey hundreds of clinical development outsourcers to share their perspectives and experiences regarding CRO selection and performance evaluation. Did we have the foresight to ask about trial adaptability in the face of a global pandemic? Unfortunately, no, but some findings suggest change is coming.