Peaks, Valleys, and Mild Fluctuations in the Clinical Research Statosphere

Clinical Researcher—February 2024 (Volume 38, Issue 1)


Curated by Gary W. Cramer, Managing Editor for ACRP




3.75 billion The total amount of National Cancer Institute and nonprofit organization funding in U.S. dollars for breast cancer research and advocacy from 2015 to 2018, according to Cleveland Clinic researchers, which was the highest level of support among 12 types of cancer examined. Coming in second at $1.99 billion was leukemia and, in last place, endometrial cancer with $94 million in support.

Source: (ASCO Publications)

250+ The number of clinical trials completed from 1990 to 2021 for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias that were examined by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign researchers, who found that caregivers’ responsibilities to study participants were specified in information filed for less than half of the studies.

Source: (Newswise)

71 The percentage of participants who, in a recent pilot study from Medable Inc. and Duke University, said that enhanced electronic informed consent was more informative than text-only informed consent, and who indicated that the digital elements were personable and made them feel more informed, engaged, comfortable, and prepared to participate in clinical research.

Source: (BMC)

26 The percentage of average total turnover for clinical monitoring roles found in the U.S. in 2022 as part of an annual survey by BDO, down from 28% in 2021. Outside the U.S., average total turnover in these roles decreased from 29% in 2021 to 22% in 2022.

Source: (2023/2024 Clinical Research Organization Compensation & Turnover Insights Report)