March 30, 2015
Glen Burnie, MD – CSSi, (www.CSSiEnroll.com) the leader in patient recruitment solutions for the clinical research industry, recently partnered with a major pharmaceutical company to help with a dermatology study that was falling quickly behind their enrollment timeline. CSSi, through its expert recruitment strategies and customized site support programs, increased the number of patients each site was screening and enrolling, and also increased the number of sites actively recruiting. Through CSSi, the screening activity quadrupled in the first month of support and the enrollment goal was achieved two weeks early.
The study sponsor brought in CSSi after enrollment was falling behind the projected timeline. CSSi was contacted initially for advertising, specifically database mailings. After further research and discussion, CSSi determined a number of significant challenges with the study: competitive studies (there were 50+ open acne studies in the U.S. and sites were not focused on their study), the study lacked recruitment tools (only flyer and print ads were available), and short enrollment timeline (the sponsor wanted to complete enrollment with six months).
Within two weeks of contract, CSSi had assessed each site’s enrollment needs and developed a recruitment strategy and site enrollment plans, which included a Patient Awareness Kit (included brochures, flyers, banners, informed consent flip chart, etc.) advertisements (television & radio, with media plans based on the target audience of mothers), as well as strategies for sites to recruit more effectively from within their practice and local community network which CSSi’s Local Enrollment Specialists™ helped them to execute.
Recruitment for any pediatric clinical trial is challenging. CSSi was able to engage the sites to commit to the execution of their enrollment plans. This strategy not only increased the number of patients each site was screening/enrolling, but increased the number of sites actively recruiting. Within one week of support there was an immediate impact in the recruitment activity and screening of patients from within their practice. The screening activity quadrupled the first month of support and the enrollment goal was achieved two weeks early.
CSSi delivers global solutions that ensure successful enrollment, on time, every time. Through its innovative enrollment planning and full-service patient recruitment solutions, CSSi is able to reduce the costs and timelines associated with recruitment of subjects for clinical studies. CSSi is the only patient recruitment company with a worldwide team of Local Enrollment Specialists™ (LES™), on the ground, close to sites and able to meet your study's recruitment goals on time.