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Clinical Trials Need More Subjects

April 12, 2016

(The Wall Street Journal) – Researchers conduct clinical trials to test new drugs and medical treatments, but the rate at which they are able to recruit and retain patients is at an all-time low. Studies indicate that fewer than 10% of Americans participate in clinical trials, and only 3% to 5% of patients sign up for trials of new cancer therapies. Patients often aren’t aware that trials are an option, and their doctors may not suggest them.

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