While joining a clinical trial may not be a fitting choice for everyone, experts fear that too few cancer patients are even aware of the option. Less than 5% of cancer patients participate in clinical trials and, perhaps more tellingly, over 85% of patients in one poll said they did not know clinical trials were even available to them. What’s more, certain populations - racial and ethnic minorities, women, the elderly - are underrepresented in clinical trials, a deficit that could impact treatment in those populations.
If you have cancer, you owe it to yourself at least to put clinical trial participation "on your radar" in terms of possible treatment approaches. For more information on clinical trials, visit our page by clicking here