A National Cancer Clinical Trials System for the 21st Century: Reinvigorating the NCI Cooperative Group Program – 15 April 2010

Posted on April 16, 2010. Filed under: Oncology, Research | Tags: , , , |

A National Cancer Clinical Trials System for the 21st Century: Reinvigorating the NCI Cooperative Group Program
Released: April 15, 2010
Type: Consensus Report

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“Advances in biomedical research continue to create significant opportunities for improving cancer detection, treatment, and prevention. Clinical trials that test the safety and therapeutic benefit of promising treatments are essential in translating new knowledge into tangible benefits for patients with cancer. For the past 50 years, the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Clinical Trials Cooperative Group Program has played a key role in developing new and improved cancer therapies. More than 25,000 patients and thousands of clinical investigators participate in the program’s clinical trials annually. In recent years, however, many stakeholders have expressed concerns that the program is falling short of its potential to conduct the timely, large-scale, innovative clinical trials needed to improve patient care. As a result, NCI asked the IOM to assess the state of cancer clinical trials, review the Cooperative Group Program, and provide advice on improvements.”

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