ePRO and Agile Methodology: A Winning End-to-End Solution for Oncology Studies

Life Sciences, Clinical Trials,
  • Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Oncology clinical trials present a particularly unique set of challenges for patients, study sites and study sponsors. Using electronic patient reported outcomes (ePRO) in conjunction with agile methodology enables nimble andefficient clinical data management solutions that can be deployed faster and benefit all groups equally.

Onsite ePRO technology can help oncology study team personnel: 

  • Streamline electronic data capture for oncology questionnaires and test results
  • Eliminate the need for data transcription 
  • Simplify complex protocol workflows
  • Improve data monitoring results

One key is using configurable technology that contains libraries of stored information. For example, standard oncology questionnaires like EORTC QLQ-C30, FACIT-Fatigue and EuroQoL EQ-5D-5L can be licensed and quickly deployed for use in any study. By relying on solutions that directly address the challenges, site personnel reap the benefits of increased clinical patient time and data quality.

For patients, the right ePRO solution can simplify and improve their clinical trial experience. Patients appreciate the ease-of-use that at-home ePRO devices afford over more cumbersome paper-based options. Utilizing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) solution further helps patients overcome any data capture obstacles by employing devices that patients are already familiar with. Additionally, there is evidence to support that some oncology patient outcomes may improve with the use of ePRO technology as opposed to paper data collection materials due to timeliness and site notification of worsening symptoms.

In this webinar, the featured speakers will discuss how ePRO technology  based on agile methodology – improves data monitoring and benefits oncology clinical trials because it can be developed faster, it eases the burden on sites and it improves patient engagement.


Kyle Hogan, Director, eClinical Solutions, Clinical Ink

Kyle Hogan is responsible for the strategic alignment of the company’s native mobile application for ePRO/eCOA and patient engagement in clinical trials. He has delivered technical solutions for complex business challenges since the 1990s and has 15 years of experience in clinical trials. Kyle has managed numerous, global ePRO trial deployments and has been instrumental in the development of Clinical Ink’s mobile solutions for patient-centric ePRO/eCOA. A recognized industry expert in this area, he regularly helps sponsors realize BYOD-capable solutions for clinical trial data collection.

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Gena Gough, MBA, PMP, Project Director, ePRO and Engagement, Clinical Ink

Gena Gough is an ePRO and eCOA subject matter expert with over 20 years of project management experience in pharmaceutical clinical trials, eCOA, nonprofit health care systems and academic medical centers. She brings more than a decade of ePRO and eCOA experience gleaned from the direct management of over 75 Phase II/III clinical trials. Gena represents Clinical Ink as a member representative in the ePRO Consortium.

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Who Should Attend?

This webinar will appeal to individuals with the following, or related, job titles:

  • ePRO/ePRO Category/Data Managers
  • Clinical Trial/Clinical Study Leads
  • Therapeutic Strategy Leads
  • Biometrics/Bio Stats Managers
  • Clinical Operations Specialists
  • Clinical Operations Directors/VPs

What You Will Learn

Participants will gain insights on:

  • The basics of ePRO/eCOA and agile methodology
  • How ePRO streamlines EDC, simplifies complex protocol workflows and improves data monitoring results
  • How ePRO and BYOD solutions improve patient engagement

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Clinical Ink

Clinical Ink is a global clinical trial technology company that is transforming the clinical trial experience. Founded in 2007, the Company’s proven and future-built eSource platform, which includes solutions for EDC replacement, eCOA, ePRO and more, accelerates time to value while delivering scientific results that matter. With offices in Winston-Salem, NC, and Philadelphia, PA, Clinical Ink is advancing the business model responsible for bringing new treatments to market. Visit clinicalink.com.

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