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PRA International Formalizes Partnership with Oncopartners and IBPC
Date:1/27/2010

"Brazil's public cancer hospitals provide care for an estimated 70 percent of Brazil's population of 190 million, and the IBPC research network provides enhanced treatment and clinical outcomes for these patients while streamlining the performance of important international clinical trials," according to Michael Choukas, President of Oncopartners.   "PRA is at the forefront of innovation in oncology clinical trials management, and our partnership represents a joint initiative to improve overall study start-up times, patient accrual and data quality metrics for our collaborative trials relative to current performance benchmarks," said Choukas.

The unique clinical research model and capabilities developed by Oncopartners and IBPC will bring a number of benefits to PRA's sponsors under the terms of the partnership being announced today:

  • Rapid and comprehensive assessment of study suitability (medical, regulatory, ethical) and feasibility in IBPC public hospital network.
  • Accelerated, efficient study start-up with centralized management of ethics committees, regulatory dossiers, study budget and contract management (hospital, PI, sponsor).
  • Rapid patient accrual with high protocol compliance and data quality.
  • An internationally experienced team of medical and clinical oncology experts with a passion for quality and a commitment to building a high performing collaboration model with responsiveness and flexibility

"Our IBPC mission is to bring more clinical trials to Brazil with enhanced treatment options for patients in our public hospitals.  The partnership with PRA will help us achieve this important goal," said Dr. Cid Gusmao, Co-Founder and President of IBPC.  "The close working relationships IBPC and Oncopartners have developed with IB
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