• Classification System For Colorectal Cancer Needs An Update

    Aug 11 | Clinical Research News | A multi-national team of clinicians and scientists has determined that the consensus molecular subtype (CMS) classification of colorectal cancer needs updating to better reflect the molecular underpinnings of the disease. More
  • GA4GH Phenopackets Standard Published By ISO

    Aug 10 | Clinical Research News | The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published Phenopackets, a standard initially developed by the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health and championed at ISO under the Canadian Mirror Committee to ISO/TC215/SC1 Genomics informatics, and supported by the Standards Council of Canada. More
  • Online ‘Biclustering’ Tool Stratifies Patients To The Molecular Level

    Aug 09 | Clinical Research News | Researchers in Germany have developed a web-based tool, powered by machine learning, which extracts disease subtypes from large pools of patient data. The goal is more precise and robust predictions about molecular signatures that can serve as a starting point for investigating disease heterogeneity. More
  • Walgreens’ Decentralized Clinical Trial Future

    Aug 04 | Clinical Research News | In June, Walgreens launched its clinical trial business in an effort to combine the company’s vast foundation of patient insights, partner-enabled health and technology capabilities, and in-person and virtual care options to break through barriers to engaging broader and more diverse communities. More
  • Finding the Silver Lining: Data and Knowledge Sharing Through Research Data Networks

    Aug 02 | Clinical Research News | Research communities face tremendous challenges in creating and acquiring FAIR data. In the latest Scope of Things podcast episode, Dipak Kalra, president of i~HD, talks about research data networks, navigating the pandemic, and new data regulations from the European Commission. More
  • Leveraging Non-Wrist Wearables for Healthcare and Clinical Trials

    Jul 29 | Clinical Research News | Wearables enable us to measure and derive any number of digital clinical endpoints, but their value—and challenge—lies in having those endpoints validated and broadly accepted. An open-source approach to algorithm development is crucial, especially involving non-wrist wearable use cases. More
  • PTSD Adaptive Platform Trial, Long COVID Phenomics Research, More

    Jul 28 | Clinical Research News | The American Heart Association hosts a six-month challenge testing heart failure and the social determinants of health; research accelerates for an NGS-based diagnostic test to identify cancer; a multi-year project enlists 10,000 people 95 and older to explore the biological and genetic underpinnings of exceptional longevity; and more. More
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The Scope of Things podcast explores clinical research and its possibilities, promise, and pitfalls. Clinical Research News Senior writer Deborah Borfitz welcomes guests who are visionaries closest to the topics, but who can still see past their piece of the puzzle. Focusing on game-changing trends and out-of-the-box operational approaches in the clinical research field, the Scope of Things podcast is your no-nonsense, insider’s look at clinical research today.