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Ensuring that protocols are written in a way that minimizes burden to both participants and staff is critical. Use the conversations here to find new approaches, seek solutions and share your insights for issues such as eligibility requirements, randomization or placebo usage. Or to learn more about Study Issues, click here.

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Article instrumentsLast Updated: Oct 17, 2012
Instruments of an important article available at http://www.cancors.org/public
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I have the pdf documents. Thanks a lot Urbicio
I'd love to discuss how people are using/interpreting the concept of patient-centered research* and protocol design to enhance recruitment and retention. In essence, how do we engage patients and providers from the design of the scientific question, throug...
Started by: JamieR
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Hi- we published a think-tank paper on CBPR (community based participatory research) and cancer treatment trials- see communitiesaspartners.org. I personally dont think t...
Originally posted by: Ellen Richmond, AccrualNet Co-Moderator on the former AccrualNet Site, September 13, 2012. Researchers were seeking a low-cost alternative to a previously used multifaceted recruitment strategy (using flyers, public service announceme...
Started by: Candace Maynard
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Orignally posted by: Linda Parreco, AccrualNet Co-Moderator, on the former AccrualNet site on August 8, 2012. Using a website to assist in recruitment can be cost-effective and efficient, but researchers questioned whether potential participants would util...
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Originally posted by: Ellen Richmond, AccrualNet Co-Moderator, on the former AccrualNet site on September 6, 2012. We all know that, unfortunately, completing clinical trial accrual often takes more than a year. However, the flip side of the coin is that o...
Started by: Candace Maynard
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RandomizationLast Updated: Aug 30, 2012
Originally posted by: Anonymous on the former AccrualNet site on May 18, 2010. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to respond when a patient objects to enrolling in a trial because they do not want to be randomized?
Started by: nci staff
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Originally posted by: kendra-f on the former AccrualNet site on Jul 14, 2011.If a potential subject objects to randomization, I calmly explain the rationale behind it. I...
Accrual Terminology and MetricsLast Updated: Aug 30, 2012
Originally posted by: Ellen Richmond, AccrualNet Co-Moderator, on the former AccrualNet site on Jul 01, 2010. One important unmet need of the clinical trials recruitment community is the lack of a common language for describing and studying clinical trial ...
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Originally posted by: Linda Parreco, AccrualNet Co-Moderator, on the former AccrualNet site on Aug 31, 2011. Please welcome our guest expert for August, Karen Anderson of Cancer Research And Biostatistics. Karen worked as a Retention Manager on the Caroten...
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Originally posted by: linda on the former AccrualNet site on Sep 29, 2011.Thanks so much for sharing this great story! Not only did it engage the study participants but a...

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