The Importance of Clinical Trial Participation

January 10, 2017
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Cancer clinical trials provide patients with access to new therapies. When a patient participates in a clinical trial they are helping to move cancer treatment forward and provide hope for the future of cancer care. However, less than 1/3 of all cancer clinical trials meet their recruitment goals, and only 2-3% of adults participate in a clinical trial. On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer, host Kim Thiboldeaux is joined by two guests to discuss barriers to clinical trial enrollment and how we can overcome these barriers to create new cancer treatments.

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