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Clinical trials can be a lifeline for patients with cancer, providing leading-edge care by clinicians dedicated to a specific disease, and the oncology community is filled with stories of patients whose lives were improved and/or extended due to participation in a trial. Despite the potential of clinical research to improve outcomes for patients with cancer, enrollment in trials remains stubbornly low—fewer than 3% of cancer patients in the U.S. participate.1According to a review of 7,776 adult oncology trials between 2005 and 2011, 20% closed early due to failure to meet their enrollment targets.2


1Institute of Medicine (US) Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation. Transforming Clinical Research in the United States: Challenges and Opportunities: Workshop Summary. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2010.

2Stensland KD, et al. Adult Cancer Clinical Trials That Fail to Complete: An Epidemic? JNCI. September 2014;106(9).

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