Blog Dec 2016

Real World Evidence Substantiates the Audience Quality of Inspire’s Membership

Real World Evidence Substantiates the Audience Quality of Inspire’s Membership By Odin Soevik With spending on direct-to-consumer digital advertising at $343 million in 2017, pharmaceutical companies want to know that their money [...]

Inspire’s new “Discover” solution delivers unprecedented, real-world patient insights

Inspire’s new “Discover” solution delivers unprecedented, real-world patient insights By Robert Gardner Life science companies can gain a deeper understanding of the patient experience and, in the process, empower their decision-making, [...]

First Breast Cancer “Durable Regression” with Immunotherapy: Judy Perkins, Inspire member

First Breast Cancer “Durable Regression” with Immunotherapy: Judy Perkins, Inspire member By Kathleen Hoffman, PhD MSPH On June 4, 2015, Holly Kitchen, a young mom with metastatic breast cancer, published a video [...]

Can the Life Science Industry Be Part of Shared Medical Decision-Making?

Can the Life Science Industry Be Part of Shared Medical Decision-Making? By Richard Tsai In the past, if there was something wrong, most patients went to the doctor and did what their [...]

Video Vignettes: Through Their Own Eyes: Thyroid Cancer

Video Vignettes: Through Their Own Eyes: Thyroid Cancer By Monica St. Claire Inspire asked its members if they would share their stories by video in a project called Through Their Own Eyes. [...]

Inspire Insights: What You Learn From Caregivers

Inspire Insights: What You Learn From Caregivers By Kathleen Hoffman, PhD MSPH According to the AARP’s 2015 report, “Valuing the Invaluable,” around 18% of adults in the US provide care as unpaid [...]

Engaging with communities on Inspire: Inspire’s Ostomy Support Community

Engaging with communities on Inspire: Inspire’s Ostomy Support Community Engaging with communities on Inspire:  Inspire’s Ostomy Support Community Ostomy surgery is a procedure performed on people who have a diseased or malfunctioning [...]

Federal Agency Perspectives on Clinical Trial Eligibility: Spring 2018

Federal Agency Perspectives on Clinical Trial Eligibility: Spring 2018 “Most current [breast cancer] clinical trials only enroll what I call the metastatic cancer ‘Olympians:’ the healthiest of the dying, those who are [...]

Video Vignettes: Through Their Own Eyes: Autoimmune Diseases

Video Vignettes: Through Their Own Eyes: Autoimmune Diseases The Autoimmune Diseases Support Community on Inspire created over 25,000 posts this past year. One of the over 21,000 members shared her experience with [...]