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    research more quickly and increase their profit. An ever increasing number of trials are being held overseas; in 2008, nearly 65 percent of trials on products registered from within the United Sates were conducted in other countries. With this growth, the need to make sure that vulnerable communities are not exploited also increases; while the FDA did inspect roughly two percent of domestic trials, the number of overseas trials which were inspected was less than half that number. (Wechsler, 2011) These

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    The Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology is a collaborative effort that is committed to developing and conducting clinical trials to reduce the impact of cancer in patients from all over the world. In recent years this group was formed by three different cooperative groups creating a strategic alliance by combining forces to provide the best services for customers. The customer base in this industry is patients diagnosed with cancer who are seeking cutting edge and experimental treatment options

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    prepared to implement new techniques in the setting of a clinical trial, these new, sometimes invasive, protocols can seem daunting and scary to patients. To recruit subjects who will commit to a long-term study, it’s vital to take the time to discuss the details of the trial in order to appropriately manage the patient’s expectations. Starting Off Right Before the recruiting process begins, it’s important for the investigator to “buy in” to the clinical rationale and approach: he or she must feel confident

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    Clinical trials regulations aim to create an environment that is favorable for conducting clinical trials, with the highest standards of patient safety. Guidance documents have been issued by the regulatory departments to assist in the interpretation of policies and regulations and to ensure a uniform application of the legislations on clinical trials. Although regulatory departments in Canada, U.S., and Europe, follow the same principles to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the research participants

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    Background Information From 21 July 2014 it became compulsory to post clinical trial results in the European Clinical Trials Database (EudraCT) which is managed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and it is essential for clinical study information to be made more reachable and accessible. By saying ‘Clinical Trial’ the agencies are referring to any trials on new drugs that are in preparation for a regulatory submission, drugs, devices or procedures on any medical interventions and any other investigations

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    Topic: You are designing a clinical trial for a drug company. How would you identify study endpoints that are meaningful to patients? Statement of Problem: Treatment effectiveness has been defined as a clinically significant benefit to the patient, with the objective of the patient living for longer or better, or both, than if they did not receive the treatment (Wilson et.al., 2015). This measure of efficacy might be shown by symptomatic improvement, or improvement in established disease progression

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    Clinical trials are the gold standard of experimental design to examine the effect of a clinical intervention on patients or populations. Recruiting targeted number of subjects in a timely manner is essential to the success of a clinical trial. Failure to enroll and retain expected number of participants could result in underpowered study (Page & Persch, 2013). One of the challenge for clinical trial recruitment is the clinical trial eligibility criteria are mostly written in free text, which cannot

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    subject perceives the risks associated with a clinical trial is a critical piece of informed consent and has been shown to impact patients’ willingness to participate in clinical research (Kim, Tanner, Friedman, Foster, & Bergeron, 2015; Monson, Parlour, Simcock, Fallowfield, & Jenkins, 2011). There are multiple items which can impact a patient’s perception of risk including disease state, gender, ethnicity, age, and factual and subjective knowledge of clinical research. The impact disease state has on

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    Clinical trials are research processes that test the safety and effectiveness of various medical treatments using ethical means (“What are Clinical Trials”). They are performed to discover new, effective, and practical cures for many conditions including cancers. Whenever a new possible drug or potential cure is introduced into the medical field, it enters the clinical process in order to be analyzed and assessed for possible flaws and to maximize effectiveness. Clinical trials are essential to development

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    discusses the concerns of the fact that many drugs that are successful in animal trials are not successful in clinical trials, most specifically, drugs used in cancer treatments. Animal models have been an important factor in the testing of a new drug before it is used in clinical trials, but many drugs that are approved in animal models are not successful in human models. It has been shown that 85% of early clinical trials for novel drugs are not successful and from the remaining 15%, only half are

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