According to the NCI, physician barriers include: lack of awareness of appropriate clinical trials, unwillingness to “lose control” of a patient’s care, belief that standard therapy is best, belief that referring and/or participating in a clinical trial adds an administrative burden, and concerns about the person’s care or how the person will react to the suggestion of clinical trial participation. To learn more about it, take a look at the article in Oncology Times.
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