New Guidance Offered for Inclusion of Pathology in Clinical Trial Protocols

An international group of cancer researchers led by the National Cancer Research Institute’s (NCRI’s) Cellular Molecular Pathology Initiative (CMPath) has published guidance to address the variability in how pathology (the study of the causes and effects of disease or injury) is planned and delivered in clinical trials. The guidance, published this week in The […]

Think Outside the Box to Better Retain Clinical Trial Participants

Lessons learned from a new survey about what motivates and retains patients in rare disease trials could have much wider applications in other clinical trials, according to those who conducted the research at Scout Clinical. The new research indicates that “most sponsors don’t have a comprehensive and systematic approach to trial participation support. This was […]

Leverage Inspection Preparation to Enhance Clinical Trial Operations 

“The FDA doesn’t call to ask if it’s a good time for an inspection,” Neala Lane, Associate Director, Quality Improvement Office at Indiana University told attendees of ACRP’s Virtual 2021 conference September 23. “They tell you when they are coming.”   As someone whose organization has been through nearly twenty FDA inspections – […]

Susan Vadaparampil, PhD, MPH, Moffitt Cancer Center.

National Pilot Project Aims to Increase Diversity in Cancer Clinical Trials

Moffitt Cancer Center is among more than 75 sites participating in a national pilot project being conducted by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) to test a research site self-assessment tool and an implicit bias training program focused on increasing racial and ethnic diversity among cancer […]

Susan P. Landis

The Flexibility to Chart Your Career

Clinical Researcher—September 2021 (Volume 35, Issue 7) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE Susan P. Landis, Executive Director of ACRP (   We’ve been talking about you, and I hope your ears are burning. You’re in demand. With considerable growth projected for the clinical research industry, we need you—and more people like you. It’s a critical part […]