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Lung cancer trial has problems in recruitment

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7255.195/a (Published 22 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:195
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    Nearly three quarters of patients eligible to take part in a UK trial of chemotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer have declined to take part, according to a study published last week that showed fear of side effects to be a major factor in patients' decisions.

    The big lung trial (BLT) aims to assess the effectiveness of chemotherapy in treating all stages of non-small cell lung cancer. Lead researcher Stephen Spiro, professor of respiratory medicine …

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