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clinical contact research

Clinical Contract Research: Building the digital bridge between clinical research and clinical care

Prof Dr Freimut Schliess, Director, Science & Innovation at Profil GmbH, sheds light on how Clinical Contract Research Organisations are building the digital bridge connecting clinical research and clinical care.
clinical trial participants

Clinical trial participants soar across England

Numbers have reached record highs with over 870,000 clinical trial participants involved in research studies supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) over the last year.
prostate cancer

Prostate cancer: A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma

Professor Malcolm Mason, Cancer Research UK’s Prostate Cancer Expert reveals why prostate cancer is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma
therapeutic intervention

What’s in an aggregate? Therapeutic intervention in Huntington’s

Naoko Tanese from New York University School of Medicine outlines their work around Huntington’s disease (HD) and new targets for therapeutic intervention
Professional development courses

Medical and pharmaceutical statistics research: Professional development courses

Prof Thomas Jaki from the Medical and Pharmaceutical Statistics Research Unit at Lancaster University provides an overview of the professional development courses offered at the unit
Cancer therapy

The current and future challenges of personalised cancer therapy

Managing Director of The Cancer Drug Development Forum, Prof. H. Zwierzina reveals his opinions on the current and future challenges of personalised cancer therapy, including the need for biomarkers.
clinical trials and medicines

New UK-wide agreement to speed up clinical trials and medicines R&D

Life Science leaders from across the UK have welcomed a new agreement that will make it easier for life-changing clinical trials and medicines research and development to take place across different parts of the UK

PET imaging of neurodegenerative diseases

Prof. Dr Axel Rominger from the Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich on how neurodegenerative diseases can be studied through PET imaging
clinical pharmacy practice

Fostering and supporting excellence in clinical pharmacy practice

Islam Elkonaissi and Zahra Laftah from the UKCPA explore the British model of supporting excellence in clinical pharmacy practice In the UK, evidence that pharmacists can provide better clinical outcomes and more efficient, consistent and sustainable services for patients, is increasing. In this article, key themes are discussed to showcase...
early stage cancer

Early stage diagnosis – spotting early stage cancer events

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe, Vandana Iyer and Bhargav Rajan from Frost & Sullivan examine of how nanotechnology helps spot early stage cancer
dose-finding trials

Dose-finding trials: why not to use algorithmic designs

Prof Thomas Jaki from the Medical and Pharmaceutical Statistics Research Unit at Lancaster University sheds light on dose-finding trials
biobanking

From biobanking to precision medicine

A group of experts from ISBER shed light on the science of biobanking and its role in delivering modern and precision medicine
symptoms of Parkinson's

Treatments and symptoms of Parkinson’s

Prof. David Dexter, deputy director of research at Parkinson’s UK shares his thoughts on the symptoms of Parkinson’s and the chances of finding a cure
chemotherapy data

Publishing national chemotherapy data

Publishing national chemotherapy data has helped NHS hospitals make changes that should improve treatment, as Emma Saxon reveals in this article
cancer progression

Tumour-host interactions, paediatric sarcomas, and cancer progression

Ivan Stamenkovic, professor of experimental pathology at the University of Lausanne underlines research taking place around cancer progression Cancer progression, meaning the evolution of localised tumour growth to an invasion of adjacent tissue and dissemination to distant organs is a complex process that is intimately related to interactions between tumour...
chemical biology

Chemical biology: A chance conversation but an important question

Research professor Prof Colin J Suckling OBE DSc FRSE discusses his engagement with medicinal chemistry and chemical biology
research in Europe

What is the future for clinical and health research in Europe?

Experts discuss the FEAM-BioMed Alliance paper, which outlines how the next EU Framework Programme can further support biomedical research in Europe
ARDs

New biomarkers of lung injury in ARDS

Associate professor at CHU Clermont-Ferrand, Université Clermont Auvergne, Matthieu Jabaudon highlights the hopeful future for ARDS
chemotherapy predicting cancer treatment outcome

Tissue-scale factors in predicting cancer treatment outcome

Zhihui Wang and Vittorio Cristini provide evidence that could improve the success of treatment plans and make predicting cancer treatment outcome easier Current processes for creating cancer treatment plans are primarily based on empirical data from clinical trials, consensus expert panel guidelines, and limited laboratory-based testing. Physicians still face major...
cancer research and training

Cancer research and training take centre stage in NCI’s work

Open Access Government spoke to the National Cancer Institute’s Dr S Percy Ivy about cancer research and training and the importance of clinical trials The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is one of 27 institutes that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NCI is the US federal government’s...

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