To date, no effective drugs have been developed to address cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia. Here we will highlight the three main methodological challenges which may be contributing to these high failure rates, and propose potential practical solutions to these problems.
Cambridge Cognition and Boehringer Ingelheim have been investigating cognitive performance among patients with schizophrenia, with a view to improving future pro-cognitive drug trial designs. Our Director of Neuroscience, Dr Kiri Granger, presented the latest findings at ISCTM and SIRS.
Comparing visuospatial associative learning for a middle-aged birth cohort and patients with schizop
Visuospatial memory is extremely heterogeneous in schizophrenia. In a large population study, around a fifth of patients with schizophrenia showed similar errors rates to the top 50% of the general population. Conversely, half of the patients sampled showed substantial impairments.
The outcome measure selected for a pro-cognitive drug trial in schizophrenia must be sensitive enough to detect potentially subtle changes in cognition.
Discussing the methodological considerations, and suggesting recommendations, for successful pro-cognitive drugs trials in schizophrenia.
The importance of recruiting patients for pro-cognitive drug trials in schizophrenia on the basis of cognitive dysfunction.
Introducing a blog-post series to discuss key limitations, and potential improvements, for pro-cognitive drug trials in schizophrenia.
Dr Kiri Granger, Director of Neuroscience, Cambridge Cognition and Dr Steve Brannan, Chief Medical Officer, Karuna Pharmaceuticals Inc. hosted a webinar on how to improve clinical trial success in schizophrenia.
Dr Kiri Granger presented this poster at the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research on the 25th March 2017.