Strategies to Maximize Patient Participation in Clinical Trials

Eric H. Rubin, Mary J. Scroggins, Kirsten B. Goldberg, Julia A. Beaver

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Despite considerable interest and success in oncology drug development, the minority of patients with cancer diagnoses enroll in clinical trials. Multiple obstacles account for this low enrollment rate. An improvement in patient participation in clinical trials could increase patient access to novel and potentially promising agents, provide faster trial results, and, with implementation of rational eligibility criteria, allow for a better understanding of the drug's safety and efficacy in a heterogeneous population. We present barriers and potential solutions to maximize patient participation, including a review of the ASCO and Friends of Cancer Research (FoCR) Modernizing Eligibility Criteria Project, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory considerations, an industry perspective, and a patient perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-221
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology educational book. American Society of Clinical Oncology. Annual Meeting
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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