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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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Dr. James Dai receives $2.1M NCI grant for cancer biomarker research

Biostatistician plans to use funds to develop statistical models to further precision cancer prevention and treatment

Aug. 20, 2018 | By Colin Petersdorf / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch biostatistician Dr. James Dai recently was awarded a $2.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop new analytical methods for identifying genetic and epigenetic alterations that drive cancers. He hopes this work will facilitate the discovery of molecular cancer drivers — biomarkers — and the development of new preventive, diagnostic and prognostic techniques.

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Closing the rural-urban cancer survival gap

‘Guideline care’ in clinical trials erased cancer death-rate disparities

Aug. 17, 2018 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Cancer patients in rural areas of the United States die of their disease at significantly higher rates than those residing in U.S. cities, and scientists at Fred Hutch are trying to find out why.

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