A recent study got me thinking again about one of the central issues around clinical trials — why don’t more of us participate?
Less than 5 percent of adult cancer patients overall participate in clinical trials, and the rate is even lower for patients from minority populations.
Some cancer centers are misleading the public by advertising clinical trials as a way for patients to access cutting-edge treatments...
Until clinical trialists are willing to incorporate into their trial designs the tools that can provide equipoise, patients should look carefully at the criteria under which they are being "randomized."
Participation in a clinical trial is a noble and often selfless undertaking on the part of patients. Physicians should be equally noble in their respect for the patient's well-being.
These days the media hype around cancer “breakthroughs” seems to have reached a new high. There have been advances, but there is still such a long way to go before we can say we have real breakthroughs that are changing the outlook for most patients.
There are likely many reasons why progress is so slow. But one thing that would almost certainly make a big difference is if there were true collaboration among researchers conducting clinical trials.
Personalized medicine is the future of cancer care.
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