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How to boost cancer clinical trial participation

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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'Exciting' but early results in trial of immunotherapy for myeloma

Cancer cells disappeared rapidly in patients with high-risk, treatment-resistant disease

Dec. 3, 2018 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

The patients were out of options to treat their advanced myelomas. Then, they enrolled on a new clinical trial of genetically reprogrammed immune cells called CAR T cells.

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Revealing a new way that cancer can evade immunotherapy — and, maybe, how to stop it

How a new technology solved a mystery and honors one man’s legacy

Sept. 24, 2018 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Before his aggressive cancer took his life, he donated his tissue samples to research. Now scientists think that new insights from his cells could save lives.

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