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Complications to Continuing Clinical Trials During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In an editorial published in Clinical Cancer Research, researchers detailed the challenges in continuing treatment for patients already enrolled in clinical trials during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. 

New clinical trial practices specific to cancer include new risk assessment strategies, decentralized and remote trial coordination, data collection, and delegation of specific therapeutic activities. Further, the researchers indicated that this experience could provide evidence of more feasible and cost-effective methods for future clinical trials. 

“Clinical trials in oncology, represent a fundamental component of modern practice, providing the crucial evidence to evaluate the efficacy of new therapies,” the authors wrote. “These guidelines detail potential difficulties in adhering to protocol defined study requirements and appropriate contingency…

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