Madalyn Neff

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[Guest Post] Patient Involvement Improves Clinical Trial Design

A blog post by Anne B. Cropp, Pharm.D., BCAP, Clinical Research Pathways Board of Directors

Many clinical trials fail in part because they can’t recruit or retain enough patients to accurately assess an investigational drug’s safety and effectiveness. That’s especially true for trials that involve patients with ultrarare diseases, which FDA defines […]

2020-03-23T17:06:06-04:00March 23, 2020|General|

[Blog Post] The Need to Engage Minorities in MS research

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, potentially disabling disease of the central nervous system. Although it has long been viewed as a disease of white women of northern European ancestry, MS also affects black, Latino, and Hispanic Americans.  

In fact, recent data suggest MS might be more common among […]

2020-03-09T19:52:59-04:00March 9, 2020|General|

[Blog Post] Tackling One of the Most Preventable Cancers

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, an ideal time to call attention to one of the most preventable cancers.

The good news is that cervical cancer rates have declined significantly because of widespread use of the Pap screening test. Even better, cervical cancer can now be prevented by a vaccine that targets HPV, the virus that […]

2020-03-03T12:19:57-05:00February 17, 2020|General|

[Blog Post] Tackling the Costs that Can Impede Expanded Access

A blog post by Clinical Research Pathways Executive Director Marjorie A. Speers, Ph.D.

A streamlined Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded access process has made it easier for desperately ill patients to try experimental drugs, biologics, and medical devices. Despite this progress, costs—to patients, healthcare providers, and product developers—present significant barriers to participation.

As a result, […]

2020-02-03T16:35:17-05:00February 3, 2020|General|

[Blog Post] Transparency Informs Diversity Efforts

In response to increased public interest, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides data on the demographic makeup of clinical trials for recently approved drugs. In 2018, for example, FDA approved 59 new drugs based on the results of clinical trials involving nearly 44,000 participants. Of those, 69% were white and 56% were women. In […]

2020-01-20T16:39:56-05:00January 20, 2020|General|

[Blog Post] Tackling One of the Most Preventable Cancers

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, an ideal time to call attention to one of the most preventable cancers.

The good news is that cervical cancer rates have declined significantly because of widespread use of the Pap screening test. Even better, cervical cancer can now be prevented by a vaccine that targets HPV, the virus that […]

2020-01-06T18:28:52-05:00January 6, 2020|General|

[News Release] Clinical Research Pathways Partners with WellStar Health System to Increase Diversity in Clinical Trials

Grant to promote minority participation in cancer research

ATLANTA, December 12, 2019—Clinical Research Pathways is partnering with WellStar Health System to increase diversity in oncology research to help ensure that new cancer medicines are effective for patients of all races and ethnicities.

The two organizations—a nonprofit focused on creating pathways to new medicines and treatments, and one […]

2019-12-12T09:21:29-05:00December 12, 2019|News|
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