Clinical Trial Completion Rates Decline During COVID-19 Pandemic

Social distancing and lockdowns may have reduced the spread of COVID-19, but researchers from Penn State College of Medicine also report those actions may have affected clinical researchers’ ability to finish trials. Between April and October 2020, study completion rates dropped worldwide between 13% and 23%, depending on the type of research sponsor and […]

Cancer Discovery Could Revive Failed Treatments for Solid Tumors

New research from the University of Virginia (UVA) Cancer Center could rescue once-promising immunotherapies for treating solid cancer tumors, such as ovarian, colon, and triple-negative breast cancer, that ultimately failed in human clinical trials. The research led by UVA’s Jogender Tushir-Singh, PhD, explains why the antibody approaches effectively killed cancer tumors in lab tests but proved […]