Wearables is a broad term covering all manner of smart and internet-connected devices that, rather than being carried around like a phone or tablet, are worn. Is the next step for these to help medical research and healthcare? Edgar Wilson explains here.
Monthly Archives: January 2016
If you fail to recruit, your clinical trial will fail. This harsh reality has led to an increased number of embedded recruitment trials, assessing which recruitment strategy works best in what context. Research recently published in Trials outlines guidelines for reporting these embedded recruitment trials and here, Shaun Treweek, who was involved in the project, discusses how these guidelines not only impact reporting but should also influence embedded recruitment trial design.
What factors influence the design of a clinical trial? Research published today in Trials examined reports of randomized controlled trials to deduce what characteristics appear to be influenced by marketing considerations over science. Here, co-author Professor Carl Heneghan discusses what the research found.1
Cancer Research UK recently set out to find the current major challenges that need combatting in order to beat cancer. They presented seven challenges that would need to be overcome, and in this blog, originally posted on their website, they focus on the fourth: identifying lethal from non-lethal cancers.