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Participation

Exploring clinical research can help patients and caregivers learn more about a disease and identify new care options. Learn more about how clinical trials work and how you can join in.

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Recommendations for Decentralized Clinical Trial Capabilities in the Wake of COVID-19

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Kevin Hudziak
September 15th, 20214 minute read

Tips to implement an effective and successful decentralized clinical trial for multiple touch points.

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Committed to Cancer Research

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Leigh Anne Naas
September 24th, 20211 minute read

Lilly has a strong legacy in cancer research. Our dedicated oncology team work together to create medicines that make life better for people around the world.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic Changed How Sites Conduct Clinical Trials Forever

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Kevin Hudziak
July 29th, 20213 minute read

To better understand how various countries adapted to execute clinical trials during a pandemic, we conducted a series of virtual feedback sessions with clinicians from all over the world.

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Paving the Way to Better Diversity in Clinical Trials

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Lilly Guest Author
February 26th, 20218 minute read

To discuss what Lilly is doing to increase diversity in clinical trials, we spoke with two outstanding women who are leading the charge.

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Resources to Help Aspiring Clinical Researchers

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Leigh Anne Naas
February 10th, 20214 minute read

If you’re thinking about becoming a clinical researcher, it might be hard to know where to begin. We’ve outlined several resources to help you understand what to expect in a clinical research role.

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Randomization in Clinical Trials

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Lilly Guest Author
December 15th, 20206 minute read

What is randomization, and why do we use it in clinical research? Read more to uncover the answers to your questions.

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Caring for Caregivers

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Susan Gilchrist
November 18th, 20204 minute read

Read more for services and support groups to make life a bit easier for caregivers - the unsung heroes in the clinical trial process.

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Your Questions About Alzheimer’s Research, Answered

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Susan Gilchrist
November 17th, 20205 minute read

Considering clinical trial participation may feel overwhelming. Here are some answers to common questions about Alzheimer’s and dementia clinical trials to support you through the learning curve.

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Leaping into Decentralized Clinical Trials

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Guest Author
September 17th, 20203 minute read

Before starting medical school, Iman Mahoui joined Lilly’s Decentralized Trials team. She reflects on how new approaches to research can help address social justice and health equity issues.

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Platform Trials and Master Protocols: A New Approach to Clinical Research

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Leigh Anne Naas
August 18th, 20205 minute read

Learn more about platform trials and master protocols, an alternative model to how we conduct clinical research.

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10 Clinical Trial Facts You Should Know

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Leigh Anne Naas
July 22nd, 20201 minute read

If you’re a participant or caregiver looking for clinical trial information, it can be helpful to start with a basic overview. The infographic below provides 10 clinical trials facts you need to know.

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Lilly’s COVID-19 Clinical Trials are Underway

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Lilly Guest Author
June 22nd, 20204 minute read

Lilly has worked quickly to launch studies of potential COVID-19 antibody treatments. Find out what makes antibodies an intriguing scientific and medical option.

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Types of Clinical Research for COVID-19

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Leigh Anne Naas
June 3rd, 20206 minute read

As the world works to quickly learn about COVID-19, a mix of research studies is underway. This guide explains the different types of COVID-19 studies and what researchers hope to learn from them.

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Meet Four Research Volunteers

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Leigh Anne Naas
May 13th, 20201 minute read

Over 2 million brave people take part in clinical trials every year, testing new treatments that may make life better. Meet four of those people.

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Understanding Cancer Clinical Trials

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Leigh Anne Naas
March 13th, 20207 minute read

Considering a cancer clinical trial? Check out this list of questions to be sure you are informed about the process.

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Driving Progress Against Childhood Cancer

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Leigh Anne Naas
March 11th, 20202 minute read

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

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Understanding Case Report Forms

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Ayana Rowley Henderson
March 3rd, 20203 minute read

Learn what a Case Report Form is, what the components are, and how they are used in clinical trials.

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Infographic: What is ClinicalTrials.gov?

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Ayana Rowley Henderson
February 4th, 20204 minute read

2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the site, but what were the site's origins and intentions?

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What is a Protocol in Clinical Trials?

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Susan Gilchrist
December 10th, 20195 minute read

Have you ever wondered how schedules, tests, and the information ever comes together in clinical trial? It all starts with a clinical trial protocol.

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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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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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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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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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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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Alzheimer's Research Participation: 5 Things to Know

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Leigh Anne Naas
June 21st, 20181 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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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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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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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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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.