Topic: An Overview of NCI’s National Clinical Trials Network

This new webpage explains the changes to NCI clinical trials systems.  These changes have a direct effect on patient participation in research studies.  It  describes the need for a more responsive, efficient, and collaborative system; how changing science requires changes to the clinical trials structure; the new NCTN structure; the budget; and additional support items.  In addition, the page includes graphics of the former Cooperative Group structure, the new NCTN structure, and a funding comparison.

Note the comments re: molecular testing and how it changes the landscape of targeted therapies.
http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/nctn

Hugs,
Marion

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Re: An Overview of NCI’s National Clinical Trials Network

Thanks for that Marion, good link and put it on the FB page as well.

Hugs,

Gavin

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