March 8, 2017

Letter from the Editor, November 2016

The weather is starting to cool and as fall greets us, it is a wonderful time to reflect on the events of the past year and begin to gear up for new and exciting opportunities ahead. I’d like to introduce myself as […]
March 1, 2017

Letter from the Editor, March 2017

Dear Readers, We are well into the New Year and 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year for CISCRP, our educational programs, and our patient outreach and engagement initiatives.  I have some updates and information to share with you as […]
March 1, 2017

CISCRP’s Educational Materials to Promote Greater Literacy and Awareness of Clinical Research

CISCRP’s Educational Center is a free online resource for learning more about clinical research and clinical trial participation.  The education center contains a wealth of information to inform patients and the public about clinical research, including FAQs, interactive videos, volunteer perspectives, charts […]
March 1, 2017

Creative Ways to Support CISCRP

By Ellyn Getz Our supporters have structured their philanthropic campaigns in many creative ways, from product licenses for educational content to point-of-sale programs where a specific percentage or dollar amount is allocated to CISCRP. We also hold many high-profile special events during […]
March 1, 2017

Supporter Spotlight: Jennifer Byrne of PMG Research

CISCRP is fueled by the energy, involvement, and dedication of our supporters and volunteers, without whom we could not provide the educational resources, programs, and initiatives that support our mission.  We are very pleased to be spotlighting one of our long-standing supporters, […]
March 1, 2017

CISCRP’s USA Today Advertisement Sends a Nation-Wide Thank You to Medical Heroes

Medical Heroes are study volunteers who give their time, energy, and dedication to participate in clinical trials.  Their gift of participation deserves recognition, as it contributes to the advancement of medical knowledge for future generations.  From a young age, we are taught […]
March 1, 2017

CISCRP Works with Lupus Foundation to Help Improve Minority Participation and Awareness in Clinical Trials

By Rachel Minnick Lupus is a chronic, often devastating, autoimmune disease that can affect and damage different parts of the body.  Currently there is no cure for lupus, however, there are treatments that focus on controlling symptoms and minimizing flare-ups.  More than 16,000 […]
March 1, 2017

A Young Father Opts for Clinical Research When Standard of Care is “Not Acceptable”

By Shelly Reese Like any father of a newborn and a toddler, T.J. Sharpe assumed his fatigue was due to sleepless nights. So when a sudden high fever sent him to the emergency room in August 2012 he was blindsided by the diagnosis: […]
November 8, 2016

Letter from the Editor, March 2017

Dear Readers, We are well into the New Year and 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year for CISCRP, our educational programs, and our patient outreach and engagement initiatives.  I have some updates and information to share with you as […]
November 8, 2016

Empowerment Through Participation: A Parkinson’s Patient Shares His Advocacy Story

By Rachel Minnick When Don Simmonds was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at age 73, clinical trials were on the forefront of his mind. Upon his first meeting with his specialist, Dr. Goetz suggested that Don would be a good candidate for a […]