Proactive Compliance Programs Key to Trial Success

Clinical research organizations face a seemingly bewildering array of financial and regulatory demands, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel for those who proactively develop compliance programs, says Mary Veazie, MBA, CPA, CHC, CHRC, executive director for Clinical Research Finance at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. It’s a chronic challenge […]

Study Says Decentralized Trials Rebounded More Quickly from COVID-19 Disruptions

A new study confirms what many suspected about a tumultuous year for conducting clinical trials: Patient recruitment and retention dropped across the industry in early 2020, due to global quarantines and stay-at-home orders. However, the study also found decentralized clinical trials (DCTs) rapidly returned to pre-pandemic recruitment and retention levels while traditionally designed clinical trials […]

Looking Forward to a Future with No More Needles

Blood draws are no fun. They hurt. Veins can burst, or even roll—like they’re trying to avoid the needle, too. However, clinical trial protocols often include instructions for regular blood draws throughout the course of a study. Principal investigators for trials and doctors in regular clinical practice use blood samples to check for biomarkers of […]