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Dan McDonald

Patirnt Enrollment
Patient Recruitment and Retention

The Facts on Patient Enrollment Delays

By On March 2, 2017

The Undeniable Truth Everyone is aware that patient enrollment is an issue. In a recent report from Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development on 150 global trials, it was discovered… Read More

patient recruitment strategy
Business Insights

Behind the Scenes at Trial Sponsor Companies Part 2: Enrollment Plans, Strategies, and Metrics

By On October 19, 2016

In my last blog post, I wrote about findings from a first-of-its kind survey conducted by Imperial. We surveyed managers and directors of clinical operations, project managers, lead/senior CRAs, and patient recruitment… Read More

Business Insights

Behind the Scenes at Trial Sponsor Companies Part 1: The Atmosphere in Clinical Operations

By On October 19, 2016

Patient recruitment and enrollment are key contributors to delays in completion of clinical research trials. How do sponsors tackle their patient recruitment challenges? What priority are these challenges given internally? Imperial wanted… Read More

protocol
Patient Recruitment and Retention

Getting Patient Recruitment Right from the Start: Planning Your Protocol

By On September 9, 2016

This is the first of two posts containing excerpts from our forthcoming ebook on proactive recruitment planning.  CenterWatch data tells us that in clinical trials, too many patients who volunteer don’t qualify, or… Read More

patient enrollment
Patient Recruitment and Retention

7 Reasons for Patient Enrollment Challenges

By On November 24, 2015

In my last post I covered facts on enrollment delays from my latest ebook.  In this post I’m going to cover the seven most common reasons for these enrollment challenges. There are a… Read More

recruitment
Life-Science Events

Talking Recruitment with Small/Mid BioPharm CMOs at CMO Summit – West

By On November 12, 2015

I had the honor of attending and presenting at the CMO Summit – West earlier this week in Burlingame, CA. Attended by 75-80 industry executives – primarily consisting of Chief Medical Officers,… Read More

dpharm 2015
Life-Science Events

Dpharm 2015: Challenging the Status Quo of Drug Development

By On September 25, 2015

  Forward Thinkers Gather to Challenge the Status Quo in Drug Development A Dpharm 2015 recap I had the honor of representing DAC Patient Recruitment Services and speaking at the “Disruptive Innovations… Read More

low patient enrollment
Patient Recruitment and Retention

Tactical Tips for Turning Around Low Patient Enrollment

By On August 4, 2015

Tactical Tips for Turning Around Low Patient Enrollment We’ve all heard the statistics regarding the significant negative impact that low patient enrollment can have on drug development timelines and economics.  Basically, it’s… Read More

big data for site identification; big data for patient recruitment
Patient Recruitment and Retention

2015: The State of Big Data for Patient Recruitment, Part 2

By On July 17, 2015

Focus on: Study Feasibility, Site Identification, and Patient Recruitment A 3-Part Series The shift of the clinical research industry into a more data-driven type of approach towards the planning and execution of… Read More

big data for site identification; big data for patient recruitment
Patient Recruitment and Retention

2015: The State of Big Data for Patient Recruitment, Part 1

By On May 18, 2015

Focus on: Study Feasibility, Site Identification, and Patient Recruitment A 3-Part Series It is well known that successful patient recruitment is part art and part science. Though, as we are seeing today… Read More