Trend of Clinical Trials Start Dates Over Time

Exploring the fascinating trend of clinical trials start dates over time.

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Monday, January 1, 19001
Friday, September 1, 19161
Monday, January 1, 19171
Monday, June 1, 19311
Thursday, July 1, 19481
Tuesday, January 1, 19572
Tuesday, July 1, 19581
Tuesday, January 1, 19631
Wednesday, January 1, 19641
Thursday, April 1, 19651
Thursday, July 1, 19651
Saturday, January 1, 19661
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Friday, April 1, 19661
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Sunday, January 1, 19671
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Tuesday, October 1, 19741
Wednesday, January 1, 19751
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Thursday, January 1, 19764
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Tuesday, February 1, 19771
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Sunday, May 1, 19771
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Monday, August 1, 19771
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Thursday, February 1, 19791
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Friday, February 1, 19801
Tuesday, April 1, 19802
Sunday, June 1, 19802
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Monday, December 1, 19802
Thursday, January 1, 19813
Sunday, February 1, 19811
Wednesday, April 1, 19811
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Wednesday, July 1, 19812
Tuesday, September 1, 19814
Tuesday, December 1, 19811
Friday, January 1, 19821
Monday, February 1, 19821
Monday, March 1, 19822
Thursday, April 1, 19825
Tuesday, June 1, 19821
Thursday, July 1, 19823
Sunday, August 1, 19822
Wednesday, September 1, 19822
Friday, October 1, 19821
Saturday, January 1, 19833
Tuesday, February 1, 19832
Tuesday, March 1, 19831
Friday, April 1, 19832
Sunday, May 1, 19831
Friday, July 1, 19833
Monday, August 1, 19837
Thursday, September 1, 19839
Saturday, October 1, 19831
Tuesday, November 1, 19831
Thursday, December 1, 19836
Sunday, January 1, 19849
Wednesday, February 1, 19841
Thursday, March 1, 19846
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Tuesday, May 1, 19842
Friday, June 1, 19843
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Saturday, September 1, 19844
Monday, October 1, 19841
Thursday, November 1, 19842
Saturday, December 1, 19845
Tuesday, January 1, 19857
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Monday, April 1, 19855
Wednesday, May 1, 19851
Saturday, June 1, 19854
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Thursday, August 1, 19853
Sunday, September 1, 19859
Tuesday, October 1, 19852
Sunday, December 1, 19854
Wednesday, January 1, 19865
Saturday, February 1, 19863
Tuesday, April 1, 19867
Thursday, May 1, 19864
Tuesday, July 1, 19869
Friday, August 1, 19862
Monday, September 1, 19867
Wednesday, October 1, 19861
Saturday, November 1, 19864
Monday, December 1, 19868
Thursday, January 1, 19879
Sunday, February 1, 19871
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Wednesday, April 1, 19876
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Monday, June 1, 19874
Wednesday, July 1, 19879
Saturday, August 1, 19875
Tuesday, September 1, 198712
Thursday, October 1, 19875
Sunday, November 1, 19871
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Friday, January 1, 198813
Monday, February 1, 19882
Tuesday, March 1, 19888
Friday, April 1, 198820
Sunday, May 1, 19884
Wednesday, June 1, 19883
Friday, July 1, 198813
Monday, August 1, 19886
Thursday, September 1, 19889
Saturday, October 1, 19885
Tuesday, November 1, 19881
Thursday, December 1, 198811
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Wednesday, February 1, 19894
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Saturday, April 1, 198915
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Sunday, October 1, 19896
Wednesday, November 1, 19895
Friday, December 1, 19898
Monday, January 1, 199034
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Sunday, July 1, 199013
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Saturday, September 1, 199015
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Thursday, November 1, 19905
Saturday, December 1, 19908
Tuesday, January 1, 199129
Friday, February 1, 19919
Friday, March 1, 199110
Monday, April 1, 199117
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Thursday, August 1, 199116
Sunday, September 1, 199126
Tuesday, October 1, 199117
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Wednesday, January 1, 199225
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Friday, May 1, 199219
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Wednesday, July 1, 199221
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Tuesday, September 1, 199235
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Friday, January 1, 199340
Monday, February 1, 199325
Monday, March 1, 199319
Thursday, April 1, 199321
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Thursday, July 1, 199320
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Friday, August 1, 199767
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Wednesday, October 1, 199770
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Monday, December 1, 199772
Thursday, January 1, 1998144
Sunday, February 1, 199886
Sunday, March 1, 1998106
Wednesday, April 1, 1998122
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Wednesday, July 1, 1998107
Saturday, August 1, 1998103
Tuesday, September 1, 1998142
Thursday, October 1, 1998110
Sunday, November 1, 199889
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Friday, January 1, 1999183
Monday, February 1, 1999100
Monday, March 1, 1999132
Thursday, April 1, 1999145
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Tuesday, June 1, 1999119
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Sunday, August 1, 1999145
Wednesday, September 1, 1999191
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Monday, November 1, 1999134
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Saturday, January 1, 2000361
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Tuesday, August 1, 2000212
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Thursday, February 1, 2001219
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Sunday, April 1, 2001262
Tuesday, May 1, 2001215
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Saturday, December 1, 2001192
Tuesday, January 1, 2002448
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Wednesday, January 1, 2003627
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Thursday, April 1, 2004607
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Friday, October 1, 2004679
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Monday, August 1, 2005706
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Tuesday, January 1, 20081697
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Monday, June 1, 20091413
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Unveiling the hidden dimensions of data

Exploring the Trend of Clinical Trials Start Dates Over Time

Clinical trials have long been at the forefront of medical research, paving the way for groundbreaking treatments and advancements in healthcare. Our analysis of clinical trials start dates reveals fascinating insights into the evolution of medical research over the years.

The earliest recorded clinical trial in our dataset dates back to January 1900, marking the beginning of a journey that has spanned over a century. Since then, the number of trials conducted each month has fluctuated, reflecting the ebb and flow of medical research.

In recent years, there has been a significant surge in the number of clinical trials, with an average of 737 trials per month. This represents a remarkable growth rate, indicating the increasing importance of research in addressing medical challenges.

While the exact reasons for this surge are multifaceted, it is clear that advancements in technology and a greater understanding of diseases have played a pivotal role. Researchers now have access to a wealth of data and tools that enable them to conduct more comprehensive and targeted studies.

It is worth noting that our dataset contains some missing values, which may impact the accuracy of our analysis. However, despite these limitations, the overall trend remains clear: clinical trials are on the rise.

As we delve deeper into the data, we can identify specific periods that witnessed a surge in clinical trials. For example, the 1960s and 1970s marked a turning point in medical research, with a notable increase in the number of trials conducted. This era saw groundbreaking discoveries in areas such as cardiovascular health and cancer treatment.

Looking ahead, it is exciting to consider the potential impact of ongoing and future clinical trials. With each new study, we inch closer to finding cures for diseases that have plagued humanity for centuries. The data tells a story of progress, innovation, and hope for a healthier future.

Published by
National Library of Medicine, ClincalTrials.gov

Source link
clinicaltrials.gov

Date published
19 Oct 2023