With 29 hospitals randomised, 18 sites already active and recruiting and >1000 patients entered in just over 3 months of our first site opening, CHEETAH is really picking up pace!
We`re looking forward to welcoming our South African and Nigerian Hubs any day now, hoping for a positive response from the Mexican REC, and beginning training in Ghana and Benin too! So, we truly are in a strong and exciting position, thanks to all of our teams for their efforts to date in getting us to this point!
A reminder to those sites active and recruiting to keep a close eye on the aggregate data registers coming out from each of your teams. As a cluster randomised trial we are forever under the watchful eye of our oversight committees and our Trial Management Group to demonstrate we have strategies in place to monitor for selection bias! We do this by closely monitoring registers to ensure ALL consecutive patients are being recruited, and any discrepancies between the numbers of patients eligible to participate and the numbers of patients actually registered and entered onto REDCap are aligned! So please encourage your teams to continue to focus their attentions on accurately capturing this data, and addressing any queries raised by the CHEETAH Central Trials team at BCTU as a priority.
Great job everyone, and Thank You! We still have a long way to go…but this is an amazing start, and with FALCON preparing to publish timing could not be better for turning our thoughts to CHEETAH and the next wave of trials in our portfolio, exciting!