clinical trials

Drug Development’s Long And Winding Road

January 21, 2015
Before a medicine reaches pharmacy shelves, it goes through extensive and rigorous evaluation to prove it is safe and effective. We want to shed some light on a few of...
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The Molecular Barcode of Cancer – Targeting Treatment to Patient

August 06, 2012
Changes in DNA Underlie Cancer Cancer develops when normal cells in the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably because of “mistakes” in the DNA code. DNA (a copy of which is...
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Incorporating Technology and DNA Testing into Clinical Trials

August 03, 2012
Many expensive clinical trials fail because the therapy causes harmful side effects in some or all participants or the drug isn’t effective across the board. Genetics may explain differences in...
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Gaining Perspective on Metastatic Breast Cancer

May 08, 2012
A few of us from 23andMe attended the 6th Annual Conference for Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer two weekends ago in Philadelphia. This national conference is put on by...
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Turning Research Participants Into Research Partners

December 17, 2008
Every year more than two million Americans take part in clinical trials. Many may not realize when they sign up that there is no requirement for the investigators running the...
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