If there wasn’t already a general awareness among the personnel of the Penn State Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Office that February is National Cancer Prevention Month, you may guess the fact that breast cancer survivor Doris Shank, BSN, MSN, administrative director of the office, is preparing for her second cancer-related surgery soon has brought the topic of prevention to mind for some of them in any event.
The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) today announces CSL as the newest member of ACRP’s Partners Advancing the Clinical Research Workforce™.
When the ACRP Certified Professional (ACRP-CP®) certification launched in 2017, it made available to the clinical research field a rigorously developed and validated test leading to a credential highlighting the skills of professionals whose job roles do not easily stay within the boundaries of traditional clinical research coordinators (CRCs), clinical research associates (CRAs), or principal investigators.
Signed into law in August 2022, the IRA authorizes Medicare to negotiate directly with drug companies on prices. This process is viewed by many in the industry as “nothing more than price setting.” The CMS sent initial offers for the first 10 prescription drugs selected for negotiation on February 1, 2024.
The rapid evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare promises transformative impacts across various medical domains, "precision medicine" being one of them. However, the surge in AI technologies comes with notable challenges, including concerns over patient data privacy, the unpredictability of AI in clinical scenarios, and potential breaches linked with extensive data sharing.