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Curious about what to expect at ASCO 2017? ta-Scan has you covered!

As ASCO 2017 kicks off this Friday, finding the information relevant to you can be a hassle. Using ta-Scan, you can quickly uncover key information about sponsors, clinical trials, drugs and investigators contributing to ASCO this year. To help you out, we highlight a few interesting points.

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Abstracts

Over the past 3 years, there have been some notable changes in therapeutic areas discussed at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting. It comes as no surprise that the Immune Oncology trend is growing year on year, much like Lung Cancer. On the other hand, interest in Breast Cancer is steadily declining, which could be due to the disappointing results of Immune Oncology within Breast Cancer. Another interesting fact is the gain in Gastrointestinal Cancer abstracts at this year’s conference, after a relatively quiet 2016.

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Sponsor & trial activity

Of the 1,203 clinical trials that are cited at ASCO 2017, 6 key commercial sponsors have seen considerable fluctuations in trial activity when compared to ASCO 2016. Significant gains can be seen in the trial activity of BMS, Pfizer, and Roche, whereas Novartis, Sanofi, and Johnson & Johnson have seen a decrease in trial numbers.

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ta-Scan’s top 5 drugs to watch at ASCO 2017

With preliminary results already disclosed for some drugs debuting at ASCO, ta-Scan highlights some new drugs being discussed in the Immune Oncology space. Introduction of two Antibody drug conjugates for Prostate and Breast Cancer, the Colony Stimulating Factor-1 receptor Cabiralizumab and CD122 compounds from Nektar that facilitate immune response against tumors. In addition to anti-PD-L1 compound Incyte have a promising combination with Pembrolizumab and an indolamine 2,3 dioxygenase inhibitor, Epacadostat.

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Investigator & sponsor collaborations

Looking at the percentage of top Oncology experts used by the leading commercial sponsors of trials talked about at ASCO 2017, it’s clear that Roche and Merck have an evenly distributed usage of investigators in both the USA as well as Europe, whereas others seem to lean toward USA investigator preference.

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ta-Scan’s top 5 drugs to watch at ASCO 2017

With preliminary results already disclosed for some drugs debuting at ASCO, ta-Scan highlights some new drugs being discussed in the Immune Oncology space. Introduction of two Antibody drug conjugates for Prostate and Breast Cancer, the Colony Stimulating Factor-1 receptor Cabiralizumab and CD122 compounds from Nektar that facilitate immune response against tumors. In addition to anti-PD-L1 compound Incyte have a promising combination with Pembrolizumab and an indolamine 2,3 dioxygenase inhibitor, Epacadostat.

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Learn more about ta-Scan

Interested in ta-Scan‘s analytical services? Request your free webinar here or contact us.

CTCLS Provides Japan with Solution to Support and Accelerate Clinical Development

We are proud to present our partnership with CTC (an ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation division), who will distribute clinical development solution ta-Scan throughout Japan. Headquartered in Tokyo, CTC offers ICT solutions for the life science industries, including the pharmaceutical industry.

For the first time in Japan, CTC has established an agency agreement with MDCPartners, headquartered in Belgium. CTC now distributes ta-Scan, a business intelligence software platform to assist the clinical study program implementation.

“With offering ta-Scan,” CTC states, “it is our objective […] to help reduce clinical study periods and lowering costs in clinical research and development for pharma drug, contributing to the optimization of our customer’s investment and the enhancement of competitiveness.”

For more information and use cases, read CTC’s complete press release.

CTC Contact Information

CTC
Sales Department 2
ls-marcom@ctc-g.co.jp

Presenting at the Patient Recruitment and Retention Summit in London, 21-23 February 2017

Our next meeting will happen in London this month: MDCPartners will present at the 9th Annual Patient Recruitment and Retention Summit 2017, which will take place in the London Marriott Hotel Kensington during 21-23 February 2017. Hot topics during this meeting:

  • What role does clinical research have on patients?
  • How to make trials more valuable for patients?
  • New regulations and the impact on clinical trials
  • Developing a robust clinical trial recruitment and retention strategy
  • What makes a good feasibility process?
  • How to keep the site staff motivated and engaged?

Click here to request the full event agenda.

Utilizing Big Data to Enhance Patient Recruitment

On Wednesday 22 February 2017 at 11:45 AM MDCPartners’ Strategic Analyst in Oncology, Dr Jonathan Crowther, will talk about:

Utilizing big data to enhance patient recruitment: Analyzing public information for trial feasibility and site selection

The path to clinical trial success is burdened with underperforming site selection, poor patient recruitment and frequent delays. Such barriers result in failures to meet targets and dwindling statistical significance. Comprehensive planning via a feasibility survey can alleviate these issues however, it has been suggested that the accuracy of a survey may be below 10%. As big data becomes more applicable in the clinical trial setting, capitalizing on the wealth of publicly available clinical data is essential. The clinical business intelligence platform ta-Scan semantically links trial, investigator and site information to provide a robust feasibility analysis to help address the following questions:

  • Estimation of appropriate patient cohorts
  • Key Opinion Leaders in the field
  • Competing and historic trials across the therapeutic area
  • Suitable geographic setting for a trial
  • IRB and timing issues that may affect trial start-up

Join us in London

Would you like to join us in London this month to learn more about how to leverage big data for patient recruitment or to see how our real-world data evidence solutions can help with clinical trial planning challenges? Let us know to arrange a meeting with our Technical Product Manager Kristof Geentjens and our Strategic Analyst in Oncology Dr Jonathan Crowther. Or just pop by at booth #5!

NEWS RELEASE: MDCPartners launches new ta-Scan software that ‘will revolutionize’ the way pharmaceutical companies plan for the future

Antwerp, Belgium | 24 January 2017 – MDCPartners today launches ta-Scan 5, an update of its global web-based platform that analyses clinical trial data. The new platform is set to revolutionize the way pharmaceutical researchers plan for the future, by providing unrivaled insights that will help inform future business decisions.

The new ta-Scan 5 is the first software of its kind to use exceptionally powerful algorithms to analyse clinical data from multiple global public sources in its patented Trial Cloud®. The new version 5 will mean that pharmaceutical companies are able to obtain more valuable insights on clinical research than ever before, via a more streamlined process.

The software will allow companies to go into more detail on clinical trial research than ever before, with access to over 250,000 clinical trials and 7 million scientific and clinical experts. This will provide unique insights on specific compounds, research institutes, clinical centers, patient populations, key investigators and competitor analysis to help strategic decision making.

“We believe the opportunity in clinical business intelligence is the freedom to look at data from multiple sources, from any region, combined into one system that’s easy to use. The new ta-Scan 5 does just that – it taps into vast amounts of information and provides comprehensive analysis that can be broken down easily. Pharmaceutical companies are now starting to realize their opportunities in gathering the most valuable business intelligence, and I believe the ability of this software will fundamentally change the way clinical research is planned and executed across the industry,” comments David Cocker, CSO for MDCPartners, who is presenting this week at the SCOPE Summit in Miami, Florida.

“For the first time ever, MDCPartners has been able to simplify complex trial-related queries and perform deep analysis using the most powerful algorithms yet. Using Real World Solutions, we can link internal and external information together through a portal, to generate a comprehensive landscape and get a full view of where the competing trials are conducted, and where the patient populations are. Before, we couldn’t link this information, now it is at our fingertips,” comments Dr Bart Naudts, Lead Data Architect at MDCPartners.

The ta-Scan web platform has been used by pharmaceutical and biotech researchers for the last decade. It has transformed and advanced the process of intelligence gathering and analyzes across the industry.

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Notes to Editors

About ta-Scan

ta-Scan is an intelligence web platform for clinical development, which analyses data for trial planning, expert profiling, disease landscape and competitive intelligence, for researchers in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. It was launched nearly a decade ago to transform and advance the intelligence gathering and analyses that enable clinical development.

Powerful algorithms enable researchers to bypass print publications, restrictive registries and dense databases for the insights they need to make evidence-based decisions. With ta-Scan, users can locate key opinion leader (KOL) associations, investigators with specific therapeutic experience, or institutes with the capacity to conduct complex protocols.

To find out more about ta-Scan, please visit: www.ta-scan.com/product

About ta-Scan 5

ta-Scan 5 is the updated model of ta-Scan, which was recently launched by MDCPartners at the SCOPE Summit in Miami, Florida, in January 2017. It offers a uniquely streamlined and simplified intelligence gathering process and improves data access and value, allowing for a more intuitive, business-oriented workflow.

ta-Scan 5 features a refined and robust search engine tool which activates alternative information pathways with the flexibility to adjust query filters with ease. The number and potential combination of trial-related queries is unrestricted, meaning that hundreds of data classes are semantically connected that can be accessed by one query.

To find out  more about ta-Scan 5, please visit: https://vimeo.com/mdcp/ta-scan5

About MDCPartners

Founded in 1999, MDCPartners specialises in business intelligence and strategic consultancy for the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. They combine drug development expertise with the latest data sciences to provide clinical trial optimisation, medical expert identification and competitive intelligence.

MDCPartners is a leader in the field of data mining and semantic processing. With their patented data solutions, their clients transform millions of dispersed data points into meaningful intelligences.

MDCPartners is headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium, with sales offices in the USA and Japan. It has three flagship products for global pharmaceutical data solutions, including:

  • ta-Scan: the flagship product ta-Scan is a web business intelligence platform that analyses clinical development programmes, trial and site data, and involvement of medical experts
  • normScan: the medical device standards monitoring tool, normScan, is tailored to the client’s medical device portfolio. normScan tracks all relevant device standards and regulatory documents that have been published or are in development
  • Real World Solutions: an evolving area of business for MDCPartners are the customised data solutions, which tap into a robust inventory of algorithms and unique visualisation tools. Users can gain optimal insights from data either as stand-alone or combined with public data

To find out more about MDCPartners, please visit: www.mdcpartners.be

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