Patients often present too late for inclusion in trials

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7019.1570b (Published 09 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1570
  1. S Dische,
  2. D Gibson,
  3. M Parmar,
  4. M I Saunders,
  5. A Barrett
  1. (Chairman) CHART Steering Committee, Mount Vernon Centre for Cancer Treatment, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 2RN

    EDITOR,--Heather Goodare and Richard Smith encourage patients to become involved in the establishment as well as the performance of clinical trials.1 In prospective randomised controlled clinical trials in malignant disease, patients are in general well prepared to cooperate and participate. However, they must first reach the treatment centre at a time when their condition is suitable for inclusion.

    The randomised controlled …

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