Why Won’t Most Americans Join a Clinical Trial?

Do you truly know the benefits that can come from participating in a clinical trial? More of us know all the reasons of why it wouldn’t be a good idea, however discovering a cure for cancers and illnesses that are plaguing the Black community may just be enough to help change your negative thoughts about them.

Just four in 10 Americans have a positive impression of clinical trials and, only about one-third of Americans would be likely to enroll in one, according to a recent survey.

The findings are cause for concern in terms of cancer research because nearly every advancement in cancer was first evaluated in a clinical trial, according to a study commissioned by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in New York City.

They added that previous research has found that only 4 percent of cancer patients in the United States actually enroll in clinical trials each year.

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