The power of including everyone in the design of clinical trials

Liza Bernstien itsthebunk@gmail.com
Andrea Downing andrea.downing@gmail.com
Rob Royea rroyea.cmc@gmail.com
Alicia Staley acstaley@gmail.com

Abstract

In the past, when conducting clinical trials for medical devices, device companies would design the trial, recruit participants, and interpret results.

ePatients are breaking ground in the co-design of clinical trials as partners. This panel discussion will explore the ways that Cyrcadia Health partnered with ePatients to advise and co-design a randomized clinical trial for a wearable device to screen for breast cancer, particularly in women with dense breast tissue.

Here is what we will cover:

1 – We will share some background on the historical lack of innovation in breast cancer screening options and discuss why a more accurate/affordable wearable device can offer an alternative to screening mammography.

2 – We will explain how patient-centered design/the Everyone Included framework helped Cyrcadia Health build a better clinical trial through Stanford’s Everyone Included Program.

3 – We will discuss how/why partnering with ePatients and patient-centered design thinking is necessary to design better clinical trials.

4 – We will share lessons learned (since it was the first time we tried something like this, we learned a lot!).

5 – Finally, we will highlight outcomes for the Cyrcadia study expanding to Asia.
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