Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Identifying Barriers to Enrollment and Strategies to Increase Enrollment at a Community-Based Cancer Treatment Center
by Gokul, Sheila R., M.S., University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, 2014, 115; 1556271
Abstract (Summary)

Although clinical trials are essential for the development of cancer treatments, only approximately 3% of cancer patients in the U.S. participate in them. While 55% of these patients are enrolled in cancer clinical trials through community-based practices and around 80% of all cancer patients are seen at this type of practice, there is a lack of knowledge about the enrollment barriers at these sites. This study evaluates enrollment barriers at a community-based cancer clinic at the levels of the investigative site, healthcare provider, and patient. Barriers to enrollment and strategies to increase enrollment are evaluated through historical data analyses and results from a survey assessing the opinions of healthcare providers on enrollment and research practices.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gwirtz, Patricia A.
Commitee: Dory, Ladislav, Page, Ray D., Sottosanti, Melissa
School: University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
Department: Clinical Research Management
School Location: United States -- Texas
Source: MAI 52/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Health sciences, Oncology
Keywords: Clinical trials, Enrollment
Publication Number: 1556271
ISBN: 978-1-303-91261-0
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