Placebos in Cancer Clinical Research: An Infographic
While Placebos have been in use in Clinical Trials for a long time, I always wondered about the fate of patients who would receive a Placebo rather than the actual drug. This Inforgraphic by Lilly COI team provided an insight into Cancer Clinical Research and the use of Placebos. Thought I’d share it. Personally, I feel we ought to leverage newer technology like Human Genomes and perform more targeted research to not only reduce the cost of clinical research but more importantly reduce the impact of a critically ill patient receiving a Placebo instead of teh actual treatment.
Back in September, we spent some time looking into the overall use of infographics in the clinical research space for a blog post titled, “Using Infographics to Increase Understanding of Clinical Trials.” What we learned is that there is a real opportunity to create more infographics that present information about clinical trials in a way that’s clear, concise and visually-appealing, and that helps answer some of patients’ most frequently asked questions.
So, we decided to take a stab at putting together an infographic of our own. The question we set out to answer: “How often do patients receive placebos in cancer clinical trials?”
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