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Video: The Looming Crisis in Cancer Drug Development: 97% of Adult Cancer Patients Do Not Take Advantage of Clinical Trial Programs
Date:9/24/2008

re of cancer, please visit http://www.aacr.org.

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Commentary on clinical trials:

"The American Association for Cancer Research aims to educate the public about what a clinical trial can offer and ensure people know all of their treatment options, including clinical trials, at the time of their diagnosis. Through this process patients can make an educated decision when choosing their course of therapy with their doctor." - Raymond N. DuBois, M.D., Ph.D. President, AACR and Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

"The challenge is to make patients and healthcare providers more aware of clinical trials. While more funds for research are needed, progress also requires more participation in clinical trials." - Gwen Darien, Director of Survivor and Patient Advocacy, AACR

"Cancer patients need to ask their doctors about clinical trials. It's important to be proactive and find out about treatment options and decide which is right for you." - Connie Mielich, cancer survivor and clinical trial participant

"The care I received while participating in a clinical trial was the best I've ever had. The healthcare providers were very attentive to my needs. Some patients may have reservations about enrolling but I advise people to ask their doctor about clinical trials and discuss it with their loved ones." - Connie Mielich, cancer survivor and clinical trial participant

About the AACR

Founded in 1907, the AACR is the world's oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research and the prevention and cure of cancer. The membership includes more than 28,000 basic, translational, and clinical researchers, healthcare professionals' cancer survivors and advoc
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