Caregivers: The Unsung Heroes of Oncology Trials

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An important stakeholder in oncology clinical research is often the most overlooked – caregivers and study partners. They help oncology patients participate in clinical trials and carry additional burdens:

  • Finding or providing childcare
  • Providing transportation to and from clinical sites
  • Ensuring medication adherence
  • Assisting patients with symptom management

It is paramount that sponsors incorporate caregiver support into their trial planning. Simple methods to address caregivers and study partners can include providing them with the exact same trial information as the patient, and reimbursing for incurred costs. Learn more recommendations for ensuring the caregivers who help shepherd your study to success have what they need to support your protocol and the patients participating in your trial.

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