Clinical trial recruitment challenges with older adults with cancer.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Older adults continue to be disproportionately represented in research studies and cancer-related clinical trials. As survival rates for patients with cancer continue to increase, it is critical that we begin to gather data on how to provide the best care to the patient population where cancer is most prevalent. The purpose of this article was to provide an overview of barriers encountered during recruitment to clinical trials of older patients with cancer. Two clinical trials involving older patients with cancer are presented to describe strategies used by the principal investigators to enhance recruitment and enrollment to their clinical research trials. These two exemplars suggest that planning and regular meetings by the research team and transparent communication are essential for successful clinical trial recruitment of older patients with cancer.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Payne, JK; Hendrix, CC

Published Date

  • November 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 233 - 237

PubMed ID

  • 21035034

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21035034

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-8201

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0897-1897

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.apnr.2008.12.004


  • eng