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Semin Oncol Nurs. 2008 Nov;24(4):262-9. doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2008.08.006.

Clinical trials: the art of enrollment.

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University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA. cbanquet@som.umaryland.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

Enrollment barriers and multidisciplinary approaches to increase cancer trials participation are presented. Recruitment barriers, research in Maryland, and a Best Practice for cancer trials are discussed.

DATA SOURCES:

Journal and research articles, web sites.

CONCLUSION:

Clinical trials have produced prevention and care advances for cancer and other diseases. Trial enrollment is lower for minorities and underserved communities. A comprehensive program for addressing enrollment barriers should incorporate research on barriers, multidisciplinary teams, and education and trial infrastructure in community settings.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE:

Health disparities training, including culturally appropriate enrollment approaches for education and retention of underserved communities, should incorporate community stakeholders and nurse/physician researchers.

PMID:
19000600
PMCID:
PMC3262589
DOI:
10.1016/j.soncn.2008.08.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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