Diversity Issues Hinder Clinical Trial Efficacy, Data Value

The COVID-19 pandemic “exposed severe disparities in our healthcare system,” including the relative lack of diversity in the clinical trial patient population, Bashar Shihabuddin, MD, MS, a professor of emergency medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, told attendees of a recent ACRP webinar. “This disparity affects minority populations negatively” and disproportionally, Shihabuddin said, adding that trials for […]

Are Virtual Patients the Future for Accelerating Clinical Trials?

A study involving virtual rather than real patients was as effective as traditional clinical trials in evaluating a medical device used to treat brain aneurysms, according to new research. The findings are proof of concept for what are called in-silico trials, where instead of recruiting people to a real-life clinical trial, researchers build digital […]

Study Shows Registry Data Could Support Clinical Trials

Data captured in one segment of the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) suite of registries is similar in quality, depth, and granularity when compared to data captured through clinical trials, according to research in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions that compared data from the Dual Antiplatelet Therapy (DAPT) Study to NCDR CathPCI Registry data. This is […]