Chemotherapy induced alopecia also known as the (CIA) is a distressing side effect of the treatment which induces hair loss in patients. For many patients, it is an emotionally stressful time as their hair is a part of their image and the way other people look at them when they step outside
Outsourcing in Clinical Trials is very rampant these days, the initial days of outsourcing started in the 1990s. What exactly does this term “outsourcing” denotes in Clinical Trials? In business terms, outsourcing refers to contracting the business to a third party.
A clinical trial protocol is a legal document which outlines the study plan of the clinical trial in a detailed, yet comprehensive and concise manner. The protocol must provide a valid scientific rationale for the conduct of the clinical trial as well as make sure that the rights of the patient is safeguarded, maintaining the […]
The healthcare services industry is very large and each day, it generates and processes large amounts of confidential and complex data related to diagnosis, monitoring, billing for healthcare services, health management of patients and assess management of healthcare providers.
A patient support group is constituted as a common forum or locus where patients with common diseases or interests can obtain information about their condition, share feelings and experiences and attain a sense of belonging and acceptance. Even though not being fully representative of the disease population, the pharmaceutical industry has long recognised the marketing […]
A micro-segmentation of the research enterprise along with drying up drug pipelines and piling up of un-translated basic science discoveries has prompted all the stakeholders of innovation towards development of translational medicine tools for efficacious and expedited entry of products to the market. Clinical trials are important and have lately come under scrutiny for their […]
CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) includes various initiatives formulated by the CONSORT Group to identify and rectify the effects arising from inadequate reporting of randomized controlled trials. Deficient design and reporting of randomized controlled trials is widely acknowledged and the issues are addressed in the CONSORT statement. CONSORT Statement: The main document of the […]
Systems biology can describe intricate responses to therapeutic interventions in pre-clinical studies and also provide predictive models for drug safety and efficacy before going for the clinical phases. Systems biology can potentially reduce the R&D expenditure and time by improving target identification and lead quality, better description of pharmacokinetic and toxicity profiles, as well as […]
As stated in the NIH Road map for medical research, translational research has proven to be a powerful process that drives the clinical research engine. This requires fuel (finance) to burn and a strong research infrastructure which can strengthen and accelerate this critical part of the clinical research enterprise. The Regional Development Agency, Advantage West […]