Fred Hutch experts weigh in on milestone report from American Cancer Society
Jan. 10, 2019
| By Jake Siegel / Fred Hutch News Service
The U.S. cancer death rate has dropped 27 percent over the past 25 years. The encouraging stats come from the American Cancer Society’s latest annual report. Fred Hutch experts dive deeper into the data and explain how we can accelerate progress against cancer for everyone.
New study suggests loosening strict comorbidity criteria would open trials to thousands of previously exempt patients
Jan. 10, 2019
| By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service
Low clinical trial participation is a problem that’s plagued cancer research for decades, with most estimates putting adult cancer patient involvement at less than 5 percent. Fred Hutch's Dr. Joseph Unger, a biostatistician whose research focuses on improving access to trials, led a new study on how comorbidities squelch patient participation -- and what we might be able to do about it.
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