On Tuesday 21 June 2016, the MRC CTU held a Twitter Q&A on how we are developing faster trials to achieve faster impact for patients on clinical trials. This Q&A was also part of the MRC Festival of Medical Research.
Our panel answering all your questions included: Max Parmar, Director of MRC Clinical Trials Unit and the Institute of Clinical Trials and Methodology at UCL and Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology; Patrick Phillips, a senior statistician at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL; and Annabelle South, the Policy, Communications and Research Impact Coordinator at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL.
The Q&A ran from 12:45-13:30 (GMT), covering a range of topics including:
Why we need faster trials
Advantages of MAMS trial design
Why some trial results take longer to have an impact
The importance of patient involvement
If you’d like to see all the questions and answers in the event, check out our Storify below.