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Clinical Trials 2020 trends, as told by #SCRS19

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Don Harder
December 5th, 20197 minute read

After attending SCRS19, four key insights emerged for clinical trials in 2020 and beyond.

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Celebrating STEM/STEAM in Clinical Trials

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Ayana Rowley Henderson
November 8th, 20192 minute read

Today is S.T.E.M. / S.T.E.A.M. Day, and we are excited to celebrate with you!

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Clinical Trial History: Regulatory Guidelines and Requirements

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Leigh Anne Naas
October 31st, 20192 minute read

As the practice of medicine advances over time, successes and mistakes lead to regulatory guidelines and requirements.

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Understanding Clinical Study Reports

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Ayana Rowley Henderson
October 24th, 20194 minute read

How does a clinical trial work? Learn how clinical study reports are used to report the results and outcomes of a clinical trial.

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Clinical Trial History: Being Transparent in Research

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Leigh Anne Naas
October 16th, 20192 minute read

In the long-evolving process of clinical research, the most recent focus is transparency. Explore more in this infographic.

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Following Your Dreams with IBD: Tips from the Experts

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Susan Gilchrist
September 16th, 20194 minute read

Read tips from a patient and caregiver expert for how to achieve your dreams while managing a chronic disease like IBD.

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Chalking Up Components of Clinical Research

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Leigh Anne Naas
August 19th, 20191 minute read

In clinical research, who needs to know what, and when and how do they get that information? Check out our overview.

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Melissa's Hope

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Guest Author
August 5th, 20194 minute read

In part two of this two-part guest blog series, Brendan shares the experience he and his wife Melissa had as clinical trial participants.

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Clinical Trial History: Clinical Trial Design Across the Ages

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Leigh Anne Naas
August 2nd, 20192 minute read

Clinical trials have evolved over the millennia to be more complex and more specific in the goals and outcomes they measure.

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Clinical Trial History: Human Protections Through the Years and Across the Globe

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Leigh Anne Naas
August 1st, 20193 minute read

Clinical research, by its very nature, is continually evolving through the scientific process and sometimes through human behavior.

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Love, Diagnosis and Second Opinions

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Guest Author
June 29th, 20194 minute read

In part one of this two-part guest blog series, Brendan shares the love story of him and wife, and how unexpected symptoms resulted in a cancer diagnosis.

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A Dose of Inspiration

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Leigh Anne Naas
May 17th, 20191 minute read

Clinical trials often present challenges, but we can find motivation in the experiences of others. Explore these resources to learn how folks from across the research community are making an impact.

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Tweetfest: Digital Health and Clinical Research

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Leigh Anne Naas
May 16th, 20193 minute read

What role will digital health play in the future of clinical research? Explore perspectives from folks across the clinical research community shared during our Twitter chat!

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Clinical Research Heart and Soul

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Leigh Anne Naas
May 8th, 20192 minute read

Past, present and future: research is at the heart and soul of what we do.

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Patient-Focused Drug Development: A Systematic Approach

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Leigh Anne Naas
May 2nd, 20192 minute read

HCPs may be experts on clinical aspects of a given medical condition, but patients are experts on what it’s like to live with it. This is why Patient-Focused Drug Development is so valuable.

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Lab Samples: Like Clinical Research Gold

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Leigh Anne Naas
April 26th, 20194 minute read

Meet a Lilly clinical research scientist who uses her experience as a lab technologist every day to design trial protocols. While you may not think much of lab samples, to her, they are like gold!

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Lab Samples and Clinical Research: 101

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Leigh Anne Naas
April 19th, 20194 minute read

Lab samples provide some of the most important knowledge we gain in clinical research. Learn when, where and why samples are collected during a trial.

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The Balance of Clinical Trial Participation

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Leigh Anne Naas
March 28th, 20194 minute read

Melissa, a past Lilly clinical trial participant, sat down with us to share a bit about her research experience. Watch this video to hear Melissa's story in her own words.

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A Clinical Research Symphony

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Leigh Anne Naas
February 25th, 20194 minute read

For Wale, a physician who helps guide the strategy, design and procedural decisions for Lilly's clinical trials, clinical research is like an orchestra. Learn why.

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Clinical Trial Design: Basket and Umbrella Studies

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Leigh Anne Naas
February 8th, 20194 minute read

Newer approaches to clinical trial design have emerged, thanks, in part, to the power of precision medicine.

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Pediatric Cancer Experiences: Then and Now

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Leigh Anne Naas
February 4th, 20194 minute read

Meet two people who tackled cancer head-on as children and now are dedicated to contributing to the development of new cancer medicines.

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Clinical Trial Design: Parallel and Crossover Studies

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Leigh Anne Naas
February 1st, 20194 minute read

Clinical trials employ various study designs to demonstrate whether the investigational treatment is effective. Learn more about two common types of design.

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Informed Consent: A Process Designed For You

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Ayana Rowley Henderson
January 25th, 20193 minute read

Learn about informed consent—the process designed just for you to learn about a clinical trial and your role in a study before making a decision to participate.

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2018 Clinical Research Reflections

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Leigh Anne Naas
December 17th, 20183 minute read

Take a look back at just two of the clinical trial themes that weaved through many memorable 2018 moments—participatory research and digital health.

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Move over Participatory Medicine, Here’s What Participatory Research Can Look Like

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Joe Kim
November 29th, 20188 minute read

Emily’s Entourage is a driving force in forming the participatory research model. Learn Emily's story and the impact of her organization.

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CoDESIGNing the Clinical Trial Experience Together

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Leigh Anne Naas
November 7th, 20185 minute read

Lilly's CoDESIGN simulations aim to bring perspectives from clinical research sites and patients into the clinical trial design process. Meet one of the people behind the program in this blog.

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Experiences in Health Literacy

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Leigh Anne Naas
October 15th, 20183 minute read

There are many health literacy lessons to learn from the unique clinical trial experiences of others as you consider participation for yourself or a loved one. Learn more in this blog.

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Welcome to the Lilly TrialGuide Blog!

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Leigh Anne Naas
October 10th, 20181 minute read

On the Lilly TrialGuide blog we share experiences and knowledge about clinical trials from the perspectives of all involved—patients, caregivers, site staff and more. Learn what’s inside the blog.

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Blending the Personal and the Professional: A Community Manager’s Story

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Leigh Anne Naas
October 10th, 20186 minute read

As editor of the Lilly TrialGuide blog and the community manager for the associated @LillyTrials handle on Twitter, Leigh Anne Naas is the “person behind the curtain.” Learn more about her.

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Virtual Trials: Making Clinical Research More Accessible

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Joe Kim
October 10th, 20184 minute read

Taking a look at clinical research through a Marketing 101 lens can help us better understand the problem of and solutions to enrollment. Take a deeper dive in our blog.

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Driving Progress Against Childhood Cancer

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Leigh Anne Naas
September 21st, 20182 minute read

Explore the infographic to learn about the role of pediatric research in powering progress against childhood cancer.

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Perceptions and Insights of Clinical Research: An Excerpt (Part 2)

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Leigh Anne Naas
August 22nd, 20182 minute read

Findings from CISCRP's 2017 Perceptions & Insights study show that most people who have participated in clinical research would do it again. Learn more here.

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Perceptions and Insights of Clinical Research: An Excerpt (Part 1)

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Leigh Anne Naas
August 15th, 20182 minute read

Learn what the respondents of CISCRP's 2017 Perceptions & Insights Study said they need to know before deciding to participate in a clinical trial.

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iCAN Research and Advocacy Summit #IRL

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Leigh Anne Naas
July 30th, 20184 minute read

The annual iCAN Research & Advocacy Summit reminds us that there are no voices too young to make a positive impact on clinical research. Read highlights from the 2018 event.

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Alzheimer's Research Participation: 5 Things to Know

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Leigh Anne Naas
June 21st, 20182 minute read

With the help of clinical trial participants, we are learning about potential new approaches to fighting Alzheimer’s disease. Explore things to know about participating in an Alzheimer's study.

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Tweetfest 2018: A Week of Collaboration and Learning

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Leigh Anne Naas
May 30th, 20184 minute read

Explore highlights from the 2018 #WhyWeDoResearch Tweetfest—an opportunity to collaborate with folks from around the globe who are involved in clinical research.

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Mobile Nursing: Bringing Research to the Patient

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Leigh Anne Naas
April 24th, 20184 minute read

Learn about the experience of two members of Lilly’s pediatric steering committee implementing in-home visits via mobile nursing for a Lilly pediatric research study.

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Patient Preferences on Proposed Uses of Digital Health in Clinical Trials

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Leigh Anne Naas
March 24th, 20183 minute read

We asked patients to take a survey about their preferences on potential digital health solutions for clinical trials. Learn what they said in this infographic.

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How Art Can Spark a Movement in Clinical Research Awareness

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Leigh Anne Naas
January 10th, 20183 minute read

Lilly's Hero's Journey (TM) Art project demonstrates the power of art in truly sparking a movement. Explore survey results measuring the project's influence on people's views of clinical research.

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Developing Safe, Effective Medicines for All Ages

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Leigh Anne Naas
September 20th, 20172 minute read

Clinical trials allow for the development of medicines that are safe and effective for people of all ages—including kids.

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Family Caregivers: Dynamic Partners in Research

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Leigh Anne Naas
June 23rd, 20173 minute read

Check out three of our favorite takeaways from a #WhyWeDoResearch Tweetfest chat focused on caregiving.

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The Power of Unexpected Connection

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Leigh Anne Naas
March 25th, 20173 minute read

Our Hero’s Journey™ Art project and SXSW have something big in common: they both demonstrate the power of connection. Learn how in this blog.

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Health Literacy Practices Improve Pediatric Assent

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Leigh Anne Naas
February 25th, 20174 minute read

We reworked our pediatric assent form and measured the impact of those changes on readability and health literacy. Read what we learned.

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Connecting the Clinical Trial Dots: How Key Terms are Related

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Leigh Anne Naas
November 1st, 20166 minute read

Explore key clinical trials terms and how they relate to each other.

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Wash-Out Period: Your Questions, Answered

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Leigh Anne Naas
October 25th, 20163 minute read

Do you know what "wash-out period" means and why it's important to understand when considering clinical trial participation? Take a deep dive here.

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Digital Connections Enable Continuous Dialogue

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Leigh Anne Naas
June 9th, 20163 minute read

People across the country are taking control of their health through educational online resources, social networks, and mobile health technologies.

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Clinical Research Enrollment Demand

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Guest Author
February 15th, 20163 minute read

Of the challenges in clinical research, participant enrollment remains one of the biggest.

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The Power of Online Support

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Leigh Anne Naas
February 9th, 20163 minute read

It’s no surprise that online patient communities and Tweet Chats—for diseases ranging from cancer to rheumatoid arthritis—are on the rise.

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A Research Story: A Unique View from Both Sides

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Leigh Anne Naas
January 25th, 20168 minute read

Meet someone with a unique perspective on clinical research who has worked in clinical research for over 10 years and has participated in a clinical trial.

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Considering a Clinical Trial

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Lilly Guest Author
December 2nd, 20159 minute read

When your sister is asked to join a clinical trial and you work in clinical research, what questions do you ask and what do you recommend?

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What’s With Those Socks?

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Leigh Anne Naas
November 19th, 20154 minute read

As we monitored our Twitter feed here at Lilly HQ, we noticed something interesting: people kept tweeting about pink socks.

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Long Distance Cancer Support

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Lilly Guest Author
October 28th, 20159 minute read

A sister is your built in best friend at birth. She’s the one you call.

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My Sister has Cancer. Now What?

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Lilly Guest Author
October 16th, 20155 minute read

The Dreaded Word: Cancer.

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Clinical Research Site Professionals Focus on Improving Lives

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Lilly Guest Author
March 13th, 20152 minute read

Clinical research site professionals play a very important role in shaping a clinical trial volunteer's experience.

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Staying Connected After The Clinical Trial

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Lilly Guest Author
February 13th, 20158 minute read

Much of our focus has been on patients enrolling into trials. But, what about what happens after the trial?

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Infographic: What is ClinicalTrials.gov?

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Lilly Guest Author
July 31st, 20143 minute read

We thought it might be helpful to look into the site's origins and intentions with our latest infographic.

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Celebrating International Clinical Trials Day

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Lilly Guest Author
May 14th, 20144 minute read

International Clinical Trials Day helps current and future patients by spreading the word about the importance of clinical trials. Learn more.

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Is Placebo Used in Cancer Clinical Trials?

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Lilly Guest Author
December 18th, 20134 minute read

Have you wondered if patients receive placebos in cancer clinical trials? Learn the answer in this infographic.

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How Patient Advocates can Change Drug Development

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Lilly Guest Author
January 30th, 20134 minute read

Explore the important role a patient advocate fills and how they are impacting our effort to transform drug development.