All posts tagged: Clinical Trials

The Art and Science of Navigating the Clinical Trials Landscape for Childhood Cancer

Our June CAC2 All-Member webinar explored the world of clinical trials and helped us understand the important role of clinical trial navigation, a topic that is growing in importance as the number and variety of options for pediatric and adolescent oncology patients has begun to grow. Brenna Carswell, Clinical Trials Navigator at Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, and Michael Wenger, Vice President of Patient Engagement at Trialscope, covered the basic trends in trial enrollment and the challenges and solutions to improving access to clinical trials for children and teens with cancer.  Both Brenna and Michael are cancer survivors! Read more

Phase III Pediatric Brain Tumor Clinical Trial Collaboration

Everybody is worried these days.  We have witnessed toilet paper hoarding and other behaviors that make us feel vulnerable and alone.  That's why we would like to hold up and highlight some fabulous Member Collaborations.   One recent collaboration between two CAC2 members really brings this story of hope in the midst of worry during Coronavirus as these two organizations, The Taylor Matthews Foundation and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation found a way to support funding for a Phase III clinical trial. Here's the story in their words: "As you may recall, The Taylor Matthews Foundation first linked arms with PBTF [...] Read more

Collaboration and progress: How Target Pediatric AML facilitated LLS PedAL – a global master trial in acute leukemia

In our October All-Member Webinar, TpAML co-founder/advocate Julie Guillot and Dr. Gwen Nichols, Chief Medical Officer, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, highlighted the energy and work behind putting -- and keeping -- the patient at the center of drug development. Participants had the opportunity to learn valuable insights on the makings of Target Pediatric AML (that a number of CAC2 members worked together on) and how research findings have spurred the launch of a groundbreaking global master clinical trial initiative in high-risk childhood leukemia, LLS PedAL. Read more

Basics of a Clinical Trial in Pediatrics: A Sponsor’s Perspective

In this All-Member and all-community webinar for August 2016, CAC2 welcomes Drs. Michael Trigg, Brigid Bradley-Garelik, and Greg Plautz from Bristol-Myers Squib, speaking on the clinical trial process. These three esteemed industry experts will provide an overview of the clinical trial process, particularly from an industry-sponsored trial perspective and cover topics such as clinical trial designs, different required FDA phases of drug development, data monitoring committees, general principles of pediatric trials and special considerations of pediatric trials, industry obligations to pediatrics and personalized medicine. This presentation was not recorded. Read more

Basics of a Clinical Trial in Pediatrics: A Sponsor’s Perspective

In this All-Member and all-community webinar for August 2016, CAC2 welcomes Drs. Michael Trigg, Brigid Bradley-Garelik, and Greg Plautz from Bristol-Myers Squib, speaking on the clinical trial process. These three esteemed industry experts will provide an overview of the clinical trial process, particularly from an industry-sponsored trial perspective and cover topics such as clinical trial designs, different required FDA phases of drug development, data monitoring committees, general principles of pediatric trials and special considerations of pediatric trials, industry obligations to pediatrics and personalized medicine. This presentation was not recorded.

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Incorporating Genomics into Pediatric Cancer Trials

During our March All-Member and Community webinar, our guests discussed the findings and outcomes of the February NCI scientific workshop dedicated to childhood cancer genomics. On February 4 and 5, the National Cancer Institute hosted a scientific workshop focused on childhood cancer genomics. Scientist and researchers from around the world met to discuss the state of genomics research in pediatric cancer and what opportunities exist for research going forward. The Coalition Against Childhood Cancer and the Alliance for Childhood Cancer co-hosted this debriefing webinar featuring workshop attendees, Dr. Greg Aune (NCI-NCRA, pediatric oncologist-UTSA, and pediatric cancer survivor), Susan Weiner (Children’s Cause for [...] Read more