Clinical Trial Management

Infectious diseases affecting children and pregnant women

Changes in the HIV epidemic and the emergence of new infectious diseases present ongoing research challenges. The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)...

Monitoring Zika in Mexico

As in so many countries, Mexico faces a variety of mosquito-borne viruses, including Zika, chikungunya, and dengue. Westat will help conduct research in Mexico, sponsored by the National Institute...

Breast cancer in Ghana: Why is detection so late?

Many Ghanaian women with breast cancer are diagnosed at late stages of the disease or receive a poor prognosis when the cancer is discovered. To learn more about detecting,...

Streamlining cancer trials

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) continually looks for ways to streamline and standardize its clinical trials to ensure that results can readily translate into cancer treatments. As part of...

Pragmatic trials: What works in the real world?

Traditional clinical trials have helped scientists find effective treatments and patient care practices. However, the results of clinical trials often apply to only a small group of people because...

Improving the quality of medical labs in Africa

Cheikh Anta Diop University (CADU) in Dakar, Senegal is working to help improve the quality of medical laboratory testing in Africa. Westat partnered with CADU to establish a proficiency...

Does cancer screening save lives?

Questions about the efficacy of screening are key to impacting cancer morbidity and mortality. The Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial was designed by the National...

Finding better tuberculosis treatment

One-fourth of the world’s population is infected with tuberculosis (TB). About 10.4 million people, including 1 million children, became ill with TB and 1.7 million died from TB infection...

Helping NCI's Cancer Trials Support Unit

Every year, more than 25,000 patients and thousands of researchers participate in the National Cancer Institute (NCI) clinical trials program. Westat has been helping NCI’s Cancer Trials Support Unit...

Studying daily issues in oral health

Dentists who normally just see patients are now proposing ideas for research studies and helping to carry out the research in their offices. Their patients serve as the volunteer...

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