RACE for Children Act Opens New Avenues for Pediatric Oncology Drug Development

With the long-anticipated ignition of the Research to Accelerate Cures and Equity (RACE) for Children Act on Tuesday (August 18) this week, stakeholders in the development of oncology drugs—ranging from patients and their families to clinical research sponsors and practitioners—have new hopes for advancements in more effective therapies for pediatric cancers. According to Lynne Georgopoulos, […]

Intangibles Provide Valuable Clues in Search for Interns

Most of the potential interns you sit down to interview won’t have much, if any, in the way of research experience. They may not even have much work experience of any kind. So, how do you size up a potential “keeper”? Bridget Browder, MS, CCRC, manager of learning and development at MedTrials, encourages interviewers to […]

Diversity Will Broaden Clinical Trial Workforce

Welcoming more people of color into the clinical trial workforce will have a number of benefits, says Laurie Halloran, BSN, MS, CCRA, president and CEO of Halloran Consulting Group, not the least of which will be to “bring a legitimacy to clinical research it doesn’t currently have [when] the patient population we’re studying needs to […]

Sites Harness Job Classifications to Improve Patient and Workforce Diversity

It’s hard to know where you are going if you don’t know where you are. While that might sound like a wise Buddhist instructor perched high atop a mountain in Tibet, it’s actually something of a professional mantra for two clinical trial leaders who are leveraging job classifications to improve diversity in the patient and […]

Ethical Lapses in Publication Practices Challenging Good Science During Pandemic

In the current pandemic conditions, scientific journals have sped up the time from submission to publication of COVID-19-related research papers, and scientists have uploaded thousands of them to open-access, preprint servers without first going through the normal peer-review process, a top bioethicist warns. “We face a big peer-review problem,” Arthur Caplan, PhD, professor of bioethics […]