Insurer approval rates rose from 85 percent before Affordable Care Act to 95 percent after the health care bill was enacted.
An analysis of rates at certain milestones in clinical trials of treatments for mNSCLC suggests these rates reflect end point results for immunotherapies vs targeted and conventional therapies.
Results of a phase 2 clinical trial of savolitinib, a highly selective small molecule inhibitor of c-Met, found the agent was active and tolerable in patients with Met-driven advanced or metastatic papillary renal cell carcinoma (PRCC).
Research on the effects of research demonstrated that oncology-related clinical trials provide measurable benefits in terms
Older adults are underrepresented in clinical trials of cancer drugs, according to study findings presented at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting.
Patients aged 80 years and older had a cancer incidence of 16% in 2013 yet made up only 4% of cancer drug clinical trial participants during 2005-2015.
IBM Watson for Clinical Trial Matching compares study enrollment criteria with patient data in electronic medical records.
Recent study results demonstrate that recombinant IL-11 with glucocorticoids is a safe and effective treatment for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) in adults.
New data presented at the International Liver Congress 2017 suggest that nivolumab may produce long-term benefits in sorafenib-experienced patients with advanced HCC.
Despite the ACA mandate on coverage for clinical trial participants, many facilities involved in cancer research still coping with insurance denials for participants.
Prospective pilot study demonstrates accuracy of circulating tumor cells as a biomarker indicating lung cancer recurrence.
Study identifies characteristics of clinical trials and barriers to patient accrual.
The researchers hope the results will lead to an increase in clinicians offering trials to their patients and an increase in women volunteering to participate in trials.
Video Based Personal Webpages (VBPWP) Can Be Used as a Compliment to Clinical Trial Patient Management
Clinical Trial Enrollment of Adolescent and Young Adult Patients With Cancer: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Proposed SolutionsFebruary 09, 2017
[Clinical Oncology in Adolescents and Young Adults] This research evaluates methods that have been utilized in the clinical trial enrollment for adolescent and young adults with cancer.
A new tool may show promise for improving clinical trial participation among black women with breast cancer, according to a study presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).
In a phase 1 clinical trial, the combination produces a significant and long-lasting response in patients with advanced disease including metastases to the peritoneum and lung.
In this study, researchers sought to improve the safety of panobinostat plus bortezomib and dexamethasone for relapsed or relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma.
CDK4/6 Inhibitor Plus Aromatase Inhibitor Improves Progression-Free Survival in Metastatic Breast CancerOctober 12, 2016
Adding ribociclib to letrozole significantly improves progression-free survival for postmenopausal women with metastatic hormone receptor (HR)-positive breast cancer, compared with hormone therapy alone.
Questionnaires completed by patients with cancer considering enrollment in early-stage clinical trials indicate they may have unrealistic expectations.
Following the release of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) an increase in Hispanic women receiving breast cancer treatment and their related participation in clinical trials was observed.
Cancer research relies of patients with cancer to participate in clinical trials. However, many patients cite various fears and misconceptions — some supported by physicians - as reasons for why they decline to participate in clinical trials.
Improved cancer detection and advances in treatment mean larger numbers of older cancer patients are becoming survivors, combined with demographic trends. But older patients are underrepresented in clinical trials.
Patients participating in early-phase clinical trials should be assessed for sleep quality, as poor sleep quality is associated with greater fatigue, symptom burden, and mood disturbance.
Although Drugs@FDA may be useful for validating trial primary outcomes found on ClinicalTrials.gov, Drugs@FDA lacked information on secondary outcomes and adverse events, including deaths, according to an analysis of data from 100 trials available on both websites.
In a randomized phase III study of the drug inotuzumab ozogamicin, a statistically significant percentage of patients with ALL whose disease had relapsed following standard therapies, qualified for stem cell transplants after treatment with the drug.
Results from the DECT trial indicate that a combination of epirubicin and trastuzumab improved outcomes in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer.
Outcomes in Clinical Trials Using Precision Medicine Demonstrate Effectiveness of Modality in Patients With CancerJune 20, 2016
A meta-analysis of hundreds of cancer clinical trials revealed that therapeutic approaches using precision medicine had improved responses and longer disease remission, even in phase I trials.
US FDA standards demand that surrogate end points used in clinical trials be "reasonably likely to predict" survival for accelerated approval, or be established proxies for survival for traditional approval; however, surrogate end points used frequently lack formal study.
Daratumumab in Combination With Standard-of-Care Treatment Significantly Improves Outcomes in Patients With Multiple MyelomaJune 15, 2016
Daratumumab in combination with the standard-of-care treatment regimen reduced risk of disease progression or death by 63% compared with the standard-of-care regimen alone in patients with multiple myeloma who had received at least 1 prior line of therapy.
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