The COVID-19 crisis changed the way people work across industries including the pharma industry. MD Analytics teamed up with the professional association for women in the pharma industry Women Leaders in Pharma to conduct a study on the impact on of COVID-19 on women who work in the pharma industry.
We asked 32 Canadian Oncologists about their current use and perceptions of biomarker testing, and the role it plays in their management of cancer. All oncologists interviewed claimed to have requested biomarker testing at least once in the past 6 months. When combining all cancer types together, biomarker testing is requested for 50% of patients.
Biomarker testing is used in these cancer types: lung, breast, skin, leukemia and brain. The survey results confirm the opportunity to further invest in research to support testing in the following cancer types: neuro-endocrine, pancreas, urothelial, kidney and liver.
Despite the growing use of biomarker testing, significant barrier remain. 75% of physicians say delays in receiving test results negatively impact their use. 59% of physicians say cost prevents them from using as often as they’d like. 100% of oncologists strongly believe that targeted therapy through the use of biomarket testing is very important for the future of cancer treatment.
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The COVID-19 vaccination campaign is underway in Canada. However, the pandemic has significantly altered HCPs’ practices to date. These changes have impacted workloads, patient assessments, and interactions with pharma. A year into the pandemic, a national COVID-19 vaccination campaign is underway. This begs the question, how are Canadian HCPs doing today? What do they foresee moving forward? Our latest short survey presents the current state of HCPs’ practices in Canada and their assessment of the government’s management of COVID-19.
Our 5-minute online survey conducted in the fall of 2020 sought to gain clarity around remote detailing. This study was conducted with 339 Canadian physicians who are members of the MD Analytics healthcare panel and the results provide actionable recommendations on how to form a more ‘ideal’ pharma remote detail.
The COVID-19 crisis has significantly impacted physicians’ practices; but how and to what extent? Physicians have been managing significant workloads, while learning on the fly how to navigate and setup virtual meetings. Maintaining high levels of patient care while minimizing in-person interactions has also been challenging.