Topic: Please, I need your input
I am preparing for a presentation on clinical trial recruitment, the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation and other issues at the annual Drug and Information Association conference.
As you know the NCI, FDA, NIH and others are engaging us advocates in identifying issues regarding the low participation in clinical trials. At present, many if not most of these studies already are being conducted outside the US, but it is crucial for these studies to increase in this country.
The UK for example is not experiencing any difficulties with enrollment. In comparison to the US it is a small country with great infrastructure, allowing for easy access to institutions and physician's office.
But, there are many other reasons as to why the US patient population is shying away from entering clinical trials.
Would you please be so kind and share with me your thoughts? Have you contemplated a clinical trial? Would you consider entering a study?
Thanks for any input you may be able to give to me and ultimately everyone else on this site and beyond.