How elderly can find clinical trials

How elderly can find clinical trials

Posted: Aug. 26, 2018 12:01 am Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about clinical trials and how to go about finding one? Old and Ill   Dear Old, Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans participate in clinical trials in hopes of gaining access to the latest, and possibly greatest, but not yet […]

SAVVY SENIOR: How older people can find clinical trials

SAVVY SENIOR: How older people can find clinical trials

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about clinical trials and how to go about finding one? Old and Ill A clinical trial is the scientific term for a test or research study of a drug, device or medical procedure using people. These trials — sponsored by drug companies, doctors, hospitals and the federal […]

FDA Approves Magic Mushrooms for Clinical Trial on Depression

FDA Approves Magic Mushrooms for Clinical Trial on Depression

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given approval to a clinical trial on psilocybin, the psychedelic ingredient found in magic mushrooms. COMPASS Pathways, a life sciences company dedicated to accelerating patient access to evidence-based innovation in mental health, has received approval from the FDA for a clinical trial in psilocybin therapy for treatment-resistant […]

Cancer Clinical Trials Resolve Disparities Between Urban and Rural Patients

Cancer Clinical Trials Resolve Disparities Between Urban and Rural Patients

Despite known disparities in outcomes between patients with cancer who live in rural and urban areas, a new study found that participating in cancer clinical trials significantly reduced the differences in survival rates between the 2 groups.   The study, published in JAMA Network Open, compared the geographic distribution and survival outcomes for rural versus […]

Explainer: What is a clinical trial?

Explainer: What is a clinical trial?

Let’s say your doctor prescribes some medicine. Perhaps it’s a pill. If you live in the United States, Europe or many other parts of the world, that medicine will have undergone tests. Before that medicine makes it into your hand, researchers will have ensured that it works well and is safe. And they did this […]

A winding road: One advanced practice provider's journey in drug development and clinical trials

A winding road: One advanced practice provider's journey in drug development and clinical trials

Editor’s note: HemOnc Today’s regular columns for advanced practice providers (APPs) tackle common issues APPs face, discuss day-to-day practice and regulatory concerns, and highlight research advances. To contribute to this column, contact Alexandra Todak at stodak@healio.com. I have worked in the cancer research arena for the bulk of my adulthood. Starting as a young graduate […]

New Clinical Trial Targets Gut Microbiota in Heart Failure

New Clinical Trial Targets Gut Microbiota in Heart Failure

August 24, 2018 The primary outcome of GutHeart is the treatment effects on left ventricle ejection fraction. The methodology of GutHeart (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02637167), an ongoing randomized open label controlled clinical trial exploring the effect of drugs targeting the microbiota on heart failure, […]

National Strategy for Alzheimer's Clinical Research to Launch this Fall

National Strategy for Alzheimer's Clinical Research to Launch this Fall

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the sixth-leading cause of death in Americans. Between 2010 and 2015, deaths from AD increased 123 percent. The National Institute of Health (NIH) sponsors in whole or in part, approximately 140 active clinical trials into AD. The Alzheimer’s Association indicates their database has more than 250 […]

A randomized, double-blind clinical trial of canrenone vs hydrochlorothiazide in addition to angiotensin II receptor …

A randomized, double-blind clinical trial of canrenone vs hydrochlorothiazide in addition to angiotensin II receptor …

Giuseppe Derosa,1–4 Giovanni Gaudio,5 Gianfranco Pasini,6 Angela D’Angelo,1,4 Pamela Maffioli1 1Department of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Pavia, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo, Pavia, Italy; 2Center for the Study of Endocrine-Metabolic Pathophysiology and Clinical Research, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy; 3Center for Prevention, Surveillance, Diagnosis and Treatment of Rare Diseases, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico S […]