As a leader in the design and delivery of care-based, oncology research, George Clinical has access to significant global investigator networks and assembles experienced trial management teams, oncology experts, scientific leaders, as well as world-class health economics and statistics leaders with expertise in large, multi-regional datasets, to implement studies across a wide range of tumor types, hematological diseases and the latest immunotherapies. George Clinical is uniquely placed to meet the increasingly complex and specialized demands of modern oncology research and as such demonstrates product value in terms of clinical effectiveness, specialized cohorts and tolerability. George Clinical has extensive experience in all phases of oncology programs including, MTD, early Phase I, II and III, late-phase trials, health economics and outcomes research and has conducted more than 365 oncology studies in more than 12 indications.
As COVID-19 continues to change the clinical trial landscape, innovations in site and patient engagements will help determine the success of oncology trials.
Watch in the above video as Dr. Ari VanderWalde, a member of George Clinical’s scientific leadership team with oncology clinical research expertise, gives an in-depth understanding of preparing safe and efficient trials and implementing best practices to mitigate disruption during COVID-19 restrictions.
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George Clinical was contracted by a small biotechnology company for a Phase II, multi-center, single-arm study to assess the safety and efficacy of cell transfer therapy using autologous tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) followed by IL-2 treatment of patients with metastatic melanoma.
As George Clinical has conducted over 300 oncology studies, we were a good fit for a small company with limited clinical trial proficiency and in the process of rapid expansion of their clinical trial team. Our extensive experience includes all phases of oncology programs including, Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD), Phase I, II and III and late-phase trials, health economics and outcomes research. Our full services team is comprised of scientific leaders, doctors, nurses, biostatisticians and trial management professionals who work together to ensure timely delivery of quality trial data. Our scientific leadership model is recognized internationally as being highly effective in helping sponsors implement the most effective trials possible with innovative solutions that produce quality outcomes within tight timelines and limited budgets.
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George Clinical’s scientific leaders are recognized globally as experts in their therapeutic areas. Our experts are highly skilled in collaborating with study sponsors to develop customized programs and protocols that meet regulatory and sponsor requirements.
In the traditional study operations model, site engagement is typically performed by clinical research associates (CRAs). With George Clinical’s scientific leadership model, we provide a framework that enables active peer-to-peer communication and action pathways between global scientific committee members, national scientific leaders and principal investigators.
Our highly experienced project management team oversee all functional areas and vendors across the lifecycle of a trial. We provide comprehensive project management services from single-country post-marketing studies to global registration studies (and everything in between).
George Clinical has an exceptional track record in risk-based clinical trial monitoring that ensures scientific excellence and data integrity across all sites. Comprehensive monitoring plans are crafted to address trial complexity and sponsor requirements, and often combine traditional monitoring visits with robust site management and remote monitoring tactics.
The George Clinical network allows GC to identify, analyze and react in real-time to regulatory change. Potential areas of risks and impact for our sponsors is rapidly communicated, with mitigation strategies to ensure local compliance of all clinical development and trial activity.
Our medical monitors come from diverse therapeutic backgrounds and have the clinical and research expertise required to provide rigorous medical oversight of clinical trials.
George Clinical’s safety and pharmacovigilance experts ensure that a patient’s safety is paramount. Critical to the success of any clinical trial is the early identification and management of adverse events.
Our highly experienced Data Management team have a wealth of industry experience from contract research organizations, to biotech, medical device and pharmaceutical companies.
The George Clinical statistics team has extensive experience in the design and analysis of clinical trials, including adaptive designs. Our statistics team are familiar with a wide range of therapeutic areas.
George Clinical’s Health Economics team provide an expert, customized service to medical device and pharmaceutical companies who are increasingly expected to provide comprehensive evidence regarding the economic benefit of their product, not just efficacy and safety data.
Primary research interests include breast cancer, supportive care and developmental therapeutics. Recently involved with genomic profiling of advanced cancer. Interested in visionary approaches to clinical research and oncology science. Divides his time between individual patients in the clinic and conducting clinical research trials and programmatic development.
Dr. Ari VanderWalde is an internationally recognized researcher providing expertise in oncology clinical trials with a focus on immune therapies in solid tumors and melanoma. He has worked in the pharmaceutical industry helping lead the approval of a new compound in Melanoma. Along with this experience, he also works at a premier cancer research institute and as a scientific expert in a global CRO specializing in oncology.
In addition, Dr. VanderWalde has collaborated and participated on advisory boards with many of the nation’s thought leaders and top experts in the field and holds a dual appointment with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center as Associate Vice Chancellor of Research and Assistant Professor, Hematology/Oncology. He is involved in research that can improve treatment for cancer patients by targeting therapy in a more personalized fashion based on immune markers and aberrations in cancer genetics.
Board certified in both hematology and oncology. Has a research interest in cancers of the blood and blood-forming tissues as well as solid tumors, such as those seen in bladder cancer. Conducts research in exploring the latest advances colorectal cancer treatment. Offers individualized care to patients with focus on multi-modal treatment regimens.
Specializes in offering comprehensive care including advanced genomic and immunotherapy treatments to women with metastatic breast cancer. Advises patients on participating in clinical trials for leading-edge treatments. Emphasizes the importance of in-depth communication with patients taking a fully holistic approach to their treatment options.