Patient Recruitment Strategies

Finding the right patients for your trial can be challenging, especially when affected populations are small, such as for rare disease trials. Precision’s holistic patient recruitment approach leverages our global reach, extensive network of disease researchers, and patient advocacy groups to assemble a strategy to match the patient to your clinical trial based on your study’s criteria.

For targeted therapeutics, we use biomarker-driven screening to find the patients expected to respond to your therapeutic, moving quickly and with confidence in data quality thanks to our in-house specialty lab services.

Patient Recruitment Strategies

Finding the right patients for your trial can be challenging, especially when affected populations are small, such as for rare disease trials. Precision’s holistic patient recruitment approach leverages our global reach, extensive network of disease researchers, and patient advocacy groups to assemble a strategy to match the patient to your clinical trial based on your study’s criteria.

For targeted therapeutics, we use biomarker-driven screening to find the patients expected to respond to your therapeutic, moving quickly and with confidence in data quality thanks to our in-house specialty lab services.

Smart patient recruitment strategies

Our network spans the globe, just like your patients do

In touch with disease specialists

Our established relationships with key opinion leaders and clinical research sites around the globe secure access to a wide range of patient populations.

Committed to patient communities

Patient advocacy groups and social media outreach provide additional reach into affected communities.

Case Study: Enrolling a global natural history study: How to find 200 rare patients

A sponsor selected Precision to manage a global natural history study in a rare, X-linked kidney disorder. The study had been recommended by the FDA because there was extremely limited published data on this rare disease—the goal was to characterize renal function and decline in patients with the disease prior to initiating a phase 2/3 clinical study. The study, to be conducted in the United States, Canada, Australia and in Europe, would follow 200+ patients for approximately 2 years.

Enrollment was by far the greatest study challenge, combining a low disease prevalence and a primary target population—young males—with life commitments such as school and work that left little time for participation in a trial that offered no therapeutic benefit for participants and would require traveling to a clinic every 3 to 6 months.

“We focus on bringing the trial to the patient, working in collaboration with our partners to develop creative solutions that promote patient enrollment and engagement.”

Megan Liles
Executive Director, Operational Strategy and Feasibility

“We focus on bringing the trial to the patient, working in collaboration with our partners to develop creative solutions that promote patient enrollment and engagement.”
Megan Liles
Executive Director
Operational Strategy and Feasibility

Tell us about your project requirements

Robust patient recruitment is just one reason sponsors choose to work with us. Tell us about your project and we’ll present a plan that will give you dozens more reasons to choose Precision.

Tell us about your project requirements

Robust patient recruitment is just one reason sponsors choose to work with us. Tell us about your project and we’ll present a plan that will give you dozens more reasons to choose Precision.

Clinical trial services

Global Clinical Trial Footprint

Sample processing labs, clinical trial sites and offices in five continents provide the clinical reach and scale to manage complex global programs.

Clinical Development Strategy

Tailored strategies consider the scientific, regulatory, and commercial factors that shape each trial, mitigating risk and advancing the development pathway.

Clinical Trial Design

Advanced trial-design approaches—including basket, umbrella, and adaptive trials—deliver biomarker driven clinical research. Deep experience in these highly complex trial designs maximizes both insights and efficiency.

Biostatistics

Seasoned biostatisticians and statistical programmers deliver insight into every trial phase, from study design to regulatory submissions, all backed by meticulous documentation and data monitoring.

Clinical Sample Management

Sample inventories from a global network of labs supply real-time processing in 55 countries; consolidated data from central labs, screening labs, and specialty labs with clinical data create actionable reports.

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