The month of November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM). Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and often debilitating form of dementia, and patients need an increased level of care as the disease progresses. Those who provide care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease often require their own support system, as the physical and emotional stress can be difficult to process alone.
In the Fall issue of Clinical Researcher, Scott Gray, CEO discusses how cross-border travel creates significant complexity for trial sponsors and clinical research organizations (CROs), who must contend with complicated travel logistics, participant and family unease, international regulatory compliance, and more. Although many of these challenges have been brought to light in recent years, COVID-19-era travel restrictions have only exacerbated these issues.
During November, we embrace the cultural diversity of Native Americans while also recognizing the historical controversy and challenges they face. This total of almost 10 million people accounts for 2.9% of the entire United States population. Many Native communities, often residing on reservation lands, face steadily increasing obstacles such as limited resources, increased poverty, diminished access to healthcare services, and certain rare conditions.
Trial sponsors and clinical research organizations (CROs) face unique challenges when recruiting and maintaining participation in clinical trials. Even greater obstacles exist in trials requiring cross-border travel to participate.
In the Fall issue of the Patients as Partners Newsletter, Scott Gray, CEO discusses the key benefits of engaging patients to improve diversity in clinical
Through the month of November, “No-Shave” participants let their hair grow as a way to start conversations and raise money for cancer research. Participants pledge to donate the cost of hair grooming for the month – from several dollars for razors to hundreds for a hair salon visit – to fund cancer research and increase cancer awareness.
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