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Cancer and the Microbiome

The microbiome is an essential player in human health and disease. Gut microbiota dysbiosis associates with several cancers due to microbial products that cause inflammation, oncogenic gene expression changes, or genetic material destruction.  For example, people with colorectal cancer have different microbes in the tumor microenvironment than in adjacent healthy mucosa.

Fox News Coverage on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Phlebotomist Teams Assisting Researchers in Select Cities Transcript: Trace Gallagher: Well, phlebotomists just may be the unsung heroes in the fight against COVID-19. Teams of licensed phlebotomists in select cities are suiting up in protective gear and masks and heading into homes of former coronavirus patients.

StartUp Health 2020

Transcript: Logan Plaster: Founder and CEO of Sanguine Biosciences. Brian, why don’t you to come on in? Great to see you. Brian Neman: Great to see you. How are you? Logan Plaster: Good, good, good. Take a seat. Grab the microphone and happy to have you joining us live in the Startup Health studio.

Simplifying Patient Participation

  Research depends on samples from patients and healthy volunteers. However, obtaining biospecimens from human subjects can be a challenge for researchers and patients alike. Home-based specimen collection directly connects patients to researchers, while alleviating the burden of travel to secondary sites.

Meet Michael and Frances

Patients like Michael inspire us to continue our mission to make it easy for patients to contribute to research for medical conditions that matter most to them, regardless of their location or ability to travel. Transcript: Frances Saldana: My name is Frances Saldana and I’m a Huntington’s disease patient advocate.

Have you recovered from COVID-19?

Biotech company needs your help with advance research. Vir Biotechnology is looking for patients in San Diego and Los Angeles counties who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate blood to help the company find better ways to diagnose and treat the infection.

Forging a Path for Early Clinical Development in Sickle Cell Disease

Distinguished Pfizer researchers David Beidler and Debra Pittman share their experience in Sickle Cell Disease including: Using longitudinal biomarker data from early clinical development decision in sickle cell disease (SCD) Building the patient perspective into clinical trials: development of the vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC) day endpoint through the use of the electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePRO) Bring it all together in ELIPSIS: a natural history study to evaluate longitudinal changes in ePRO, actigraphy, and biomarkers in SCD patients   Transcript Speaker 1: Today.

Accessing Patients with In-Home Biospecimen Collection

With more than 40,000 ongoing global clinical trials, COVID-19 will cause immense delays with the advancement of research. For non-invasive biospecimen studies and clinical trials that require test subjects to visit hospitals or clinics for biospecimen collection, will the patients just stop showing up for collection?