PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, is an innovative initiative of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). It is designed to make it faster, easier, and less costly to conduct clinical research than is now possible by harnessing the power of large amounts of health data and patient partnerships. In the process, it is transforming the culture of clinical research from one directed by researchers to one driven by the needs of patients and those who care for them.
Dr. Adrian Hernandez and Sharon Terry, co-principal investigators, PCORnet Coordinating Center, attended the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) Reauthorization Public Meeting on August 15, 2016. In alignment with the meeting’s goal to solicit public feedback on the agreement forged between FDA and stakeholders to evolve the PDUFA program to make the drug review process more efficient, Hernandez and Terry voiced their support of the agreement’s efforts toward patient inclusion, real-world evidence use, and rare disease drug development.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) this week issued an update to the White House outlining progress made by its National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet) toward its commitments to the Administration’s “Moonshot” initiative to accelerate cancer research.
Neely Williams, patient co-investigator for PCORnet’s Mid-South Clinical Data Research Network, was featured in The Tennessean on Sunday, August 7, 2016 sharing her perspective on why patients need a louder voice in medical research.