Breakthrough Patient Recruitment

Engaging Patients for Infectious Disease Studies: A Q&A with MMG’s PACT Team

For more than 20 years, MMG's PACT (Partnership for Access to Clinical Trials) team has led the charge to raise awareness within patient and provider communities about the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) infectious disease studies, conducted at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD. In their role as on-the-ground ambassadors, the PACT team directly engages study participants, and acts as a support bridge between clinicians and patients within the Washington, D.C.… [Read More]

The Missing Women in Medicine

Women comprise over half of the U.S. population; yet, until 1993, approximately zero percent of government-funded medical research was required to examine the way many different ways in which women and men are affected by illness, medicines, chemicals, treatments and more. For too many years, medical recommendations were based on the assumption that male bodies are the model body. Now, Ketchum has been enlisted to help the FDA Office of Women's Health change this. Although two decades have pas… [Read More]

The Difference between Dying from Cancer and Living with Cancer

The way we talk about cancer is outdated. It was this headline in a Vox article that caught my eye earlier this month. Wondering what it meant, I clicked (so yes, sometimes the clickbait on Vox works, quite effectively actually) and stumbled onto an article that has real-life parallels for me. My aunt has been sick--really sick--for about a year, with unexplained gastrointestinal issues that have caused her to lose a great deal of weight. Despite tests for nearly everything (includ… [Read More]

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