Applied Clinical Trials Supplements

Recruiting Challenges in U.S. Oncology Trials

April 02, 2005

Feature Article



Oncology clinical trials are complex and require a different approach than trials in many other therapeutic areas. Patient recruitment is among the most challenging obstacles-especially in the United States, where oncology trials have notoriously low participation rates among adult patients. While more than 1.2 million Americans will be newly diagnosed with cancer this year, participation in oncology trials remains very low.