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Structural and clinical barriers keep 3 of 4 cancer patients from participating in trials

In Clinical Trials by Barbara Jacoby

By: Diane Mapes From: A new meta-analysis led by Dr. Joseph Unger of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has revealed that structural and clinical barriers prevent more than 3 out of 4 cancer patients from participating in clinical trials. The study is part of an ongoing effort to understand why patient participation is so low in cancer clinical trials. …

Obesity as a Disease?

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From Ardis D. Hoven, President, American Medical Association Obesity has been called many things — an epidemic, a major public health problem, an urgent chronic condition — but is it a disease? The American Medical Association (AMA), the largest physician organization in the nation, has decided that it is. One in three American adults is obese, and the rate of …