Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Funding concerns hit some cancer trials
The 10 federally funded Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups, which enroll nearly half of the patients in the nation who are participating in cancer trials, have begun to shut down trials and stop studying certain cancers amid funding concerns, according to a report in today's Wall Street Journal.
About 3,000 patient spots in clinical trials will be eliminated in 2007 at centers around the U.S., the group said. Although the decrease will affect all cancers, among the hardest-hit will be rarer cancers.
Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 09:42 AM