Alzheimer’s Research – New Paradigms

There is scientific knowledge. And there is public perception. And often, the two collide. Nowhere is this reality more explicit than with the current state of alzheimer’s (AD) disease research. Scientists hypothesize, but cannot definitively prove, that tangles of tau protein and build-ups of beta-amyloid plaque contribute to the hallmark cognitive decline of Alzheimer’s disease. There is no specific test for the disease, no defining treatment,… Continue Reading

Global Positioning

What defines a truly global patient recruitment organization? Global recruitment for clinical trials is far from a “one-sizefits-all” proposition. Enormous language, cultural, political, and socioeconomic differences exist in many of the countries that are becoming primary outsourcing locations for clinical research. Regional variations and cultural understanding of clinical research need to be taken into account when recruiting patients in these emerging… Continue Reading

Dynamic Site Network Models

The Search for Patient Enrollment Certainty: The unfailing ability to complete enrollment on time, every time, has been the greatest yet most elusive need among clinical trial managers. Not that long ago, enrolling patients into clinical trials was much easier. The reality is that where patients come from is changing. Now, a new approach to patient enrollment is emerging – one… Continue Reading