Patient Advocacy Groups

Accelerate trial recruitment and start-up with patient advocacy group relationships

Working with patient advocacy groups in clinical trials can break down barriers to participation and facilitate recruitment. Quintiles engages with patient advocacy groups across a wide range of therapeutic areas to gain patient insights, connect patient groups to investigative sites and open communications for future study needs.

Working toward a common goal by advocating for patients

Building relationships with patient advocacy groups helps foster the objectives of clinical trial sites. Both groups are advocating for patients and working toward better treatments that will improve their quality of life. They work with Quintiles to identify and connect patients to trials for leading-edge therapies. By working together, we can help:

  • Gain access to patients or patient registries for recruitment.
  • Collect patient input on study design and trial feedback for protocol improvement.
  • Uncover patient insights to better understand disease states, patient needs and trial participation burdens.

Quintiles works with patient advocacy groups (PAGs) in a variety of ways.  From speaking at the Lung Cancer Initiative NC Patient Advocacy Summit to dispel clinical trial myths, to having a patient from the Lupus Foundation of America share her journey at our own Clinical Trial Awareness Week events, our associates actively promote clinical trial awareness and participation.

Via our partnerships with patient advocacy groups (PAGs), thought leaders provide the patient perspective and help us brainstorm everything from trial design to patient engagement.  You’ll see us bringing associates from advocacy groups and Quintiles to events such as disease-specific summit meetings, investigator meetings, care-related roundtables, and google hang-outs, as we raise awareness of clinical trials as a treatment option.   With a variety of tools developed at Quintiles, we work jointly with patient advocacy groups in our local communities, planning clinical research awareness activities, sharing educational resources and supporting patients and physicians at major university hospitals such as University of North Carolina and Wake Forest.  We capitalize on our strong relationships with research sites to ensure investigators and patients are aware of the robust support provided by patient advocacy organizations.

With a focus on patients at the center of all we do, Quintiles employees can be found raising money for particular causes, such as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  We are driven in our work with patient advocacy groups to ensure that we develop and deliver better treatments, sooner, to patients.  

The power of possibilities

Learn how Quintiles can connect you with patient advocacy groups to tap into better recruitment resources and improve the patient’s trial experience.

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