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PCORI Board Approves $70 Million for New Patient-Centered Research Studies

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WASHINGTON, DC (Jan. 26, 2016) — The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved $70 million for nine new patient-centered research projects focused on conditions ranging from ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a type of very early-stage, localized breast cancer, to diabetes, chronic lung disease and migraines. With these latest awards, PCORI has now approved or awarded more than $1.2 billion in research funding to date.
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PCORnet: Achievements and Plans on the Road to Transforming Health Research

Two years ago, PCORI began an ambitious journey to find a faster, less expensive, more powerful way to conduct comparative clinical effectiveness research that addresses the real-world needs of patients and those who care for them. Link to the full blog post.
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PCORnet Names Chairs of Data, Engagement, and Research Committees

The PCORnet Council, the main governing body of PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, has approved three individuals to serve as the first chairs of the network’s new Data, Engagement, and Research Committees.
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Researchers Say Their Path To Better Health Starts With Patients’ Input

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In an article in Kaiser Health News, Guy Gugliotta discusses how PCORI as an independent organization charged with bringing health care professionals and patients together in cooperative research ventures to find the best treatments for ailments ranging from diabetes to depression, and last month opened the second phase of a program (PCORnet) to create research networks covering specific diseases and involving millions of patients across the country.
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Spotlight on a Patient-Powered Research Network

In its September newsletter, the patient advocacy group Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) highlights its participation in ABOUT (American BRCA* Outcomes and Utilization of Testing). ABOUT is one of the Patient-Powered Research Networks (PPRNs) that are an important part of PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, which PCORI is developing.
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New Editorial Discusses the Importance of ADAPTABLE

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An upcoming study comparing two doses of aspirin for secondary prevention of cardiovascular events in high-risk patients will answer an important clinical question while simultaneously testing a new approach to conducting pragmatic clinical trials. The authors of a commentary in Annals of Internal Medicine explain the significance of this effort.
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PCORI Awards $9 Million for Research on Weight Loss Surgery and Childhood Obesity

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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved $9 million to fund two research studies focused on the treatment and prevention of obesity in children and adults. The research teams will use the partnerships and secure data resources of PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Research Network, to fill key evidence gaps about this important health issue.
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PCORI Board Approves $142.5 Million to Fund Expansion Phase of PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network

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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved nearly $142.5 million to support the ongoing development and expansion of an ambitious new resource for health research known as PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network.
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PCORnet focuses on improving capacity to conduct CER through research network

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Biosample Buzz; June 2015 As part of PCORnet, task forces were established to support and disseminate best practices. The goal of the Biorepository Task Force is to develop and foster systematic approaches that support a regulatory-compliant, comprehensive, and sustainable Network-wide approach to biorepositories to serve PCORnet research endeavors. The task force includes over 40 members, … Continue reading PCORnet focuses on improving capacity to conduct CER through research network

PCORI Awards $14 Million to Determine Best Aspirin Dose to Protect Patients with Heart Disease

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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved a three-year, $14 million clinical trial designed to determine the best dose of aspirin to use to prevent heart attacks and strokes in people with heart disease.

The study, called ADAPTABLE (Aspirin Dosing: A Patient-centric Trial Assessing Benefits and Long-term Effectiveness), will compare the benefits and harms of a low- and regular-strength daily dose of aspirin in patients diagnosed with heart disease.
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