Thursday, February 13, 2014

Clinical Trials Revisted - February Chat

We had such a informative chat about clinical trials in November that we decided to continue the discussion this month. Last night during the hour chat 44 participants logged over 400 tweets using the #gyncsm hashtag. We expanded our previous discussion of barriers to clinical trial participation and brainstormed ideas to increase patient participipation such as  " @rzeiger: T1: frame #clinicaltrials as treatment options, not just as "experiments"" and" @JFreemanDaily: T1: I'd like to see a new medical specialty, perhaps among nurses: "clinical trial navigator" at each hospital". We also discussed how trials are funded, designing clinical trials for rare diseases ( where the number diagnosed with the disease is low),  and the impact personalized medicine and genetics will have on trial design.

The complete transcript can be found here.

Next Chat: March 12, 2014 9pm EST
Topic: Caregivers/ Family Impact


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Doctors say too few cancer patients enroll in studies 

Clinical trials: My next good chance 

Three Ways to Improve Clinical Trials through Crowdsourcing 

Why I’m in a Clinical Trial 

Affordable Care Act requires insurers to cover clinical trials 

Meeting the Challenges to Hereditary Cancer Research 

Clinical Trials 101 

ASCO Answers: Clinical Trials Coverage Through the Affordable Care Act 

Smart Patients Trial Finder Trial Finder 

ASCO Podcast "What are Clinical Trials?" 

Making Clinical Trials More Efficient, Informative, and Effective 

See you next month,


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