Cancer clinical trials recruit younger and younger patients

15 July 2019 0

Seminal data from decades ago already demonstrated a marked underrepresentation of older patients in clinical trials: now an analysis of more than 300 randomised clinical trials (RCTs) shows not only that the disparity persists but the gap between trial and population median ages is widening. [more]

Old, young – does it matter?

Number 75

31 October 2016 1

Not so long ago, research protocols excluded older cancer patients based on chronologic age. Now they exclude patients with comorbidities, and as most older patients suffer additional ailments, they do not fit the protocols. But [more]

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