Public Attitudes on Participation

ABSTRACT: Public Attitudes Toward Participation in Cancer Clinical Trials

Purpose: The objective of this study is to understand the attitudes of American adults toward participation in cancer clinical trials.

Conclusion: These results indicate that the primary problem with accrual is not the attitudes of patients, but rather that the loss of potential participants is the result of the unavailability of an appropriate clinical trial and the disqualification of large numbers of patients.

The pool of willing patients is further reduced by the reluctance of some physicians to engage in accrual.

[02/28/2003; Journal of Clinical Oncology]

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