Structures Supporting Cancer Clinical Trials

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Chapter 20

Structures Supporting Cancer Clinical Trials

Summary of Key Points

• Cancer clinical trials provide the evidence on which sound oncology practice is based.

• Providing a greater efficiency in implementing clinical trials and achieving enrollment rapidly has been a major goal of the National Cancer Institute, cancer centers, the biopharmaceutical industry, and patient advocacy groups.

• Physicians in private practice have many opportunities to participate in clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and/or the biopharmaceutical industry.

• Physicians and patients have online access to all U.S. sponsored clinical trials at and have access to additional information about cancer trials at

• Successful participation in clinical trials includes the following clinical components:

• Affiliation with an institution or network that provides scientific and administrative support, such as the following: