I just spent a fantastic week teaching at the RSNA Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop. This 5-day bootcamp provides intensive training in how to design and execute clinical trials. And I mean intensive! Most days start at 7AM, and both students and faculty work well into the evening.
One of the exciting developments in IO research has been the investment by industry in prospective clinical trials to help define best practice in the care of our patients. Nordion, Merit/Biosphere, Sirtex, BTG/Biocompatibles, Siemens, and Delcath all sponsor multicenter Phase 2 and 3 trials...
The response to the WCIO call for volunteers was overwhelming. 60 nominees hailed from 14 countries and 8 medical specialties, government and industry, including 7 Department Chairmen, 14 Section Chiefs, and multiple leaders of national and international societies.
A few months ago, my hospital expanded its patient web access so that patients can read their diagnostic radiology reports a week after the report has been finalized. While in principle I think this is a good thing, the results for cancer patients were predictable.