Participation in clinical trials is the best way for the management of cancer

Indra Bhadu, Shekhar Goel, Akhil Kapoor, Surender Beniwal, Nivin Raj R

Abstract


The growing burden of cancer as a global health problem is underscored by its rapidly increasing incidence. Well-conducted clinical trials are essential for successful oncology drug development, and consequent improvement in outcomes of the anti-neoplastic treatment. Without trials there is no other way by which the pharmaceutical industry can advance to improve disease management and the quality of life of a cancer patient. Enrollment of cancer patients into well designed clinical trials should be encouraged not only to advance science further but also for the improved care of the patient.

Keywords


Clinical trial, Cancer, Drug development

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