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Cancer Trials Need to Recruit Overlooked Patients, FDA Says (1)

July 10, 2020, 9:04 PMUpdated: July 10, 2020, 9:42 PM

Cancer patients who have typically been left out of clinical trials will have an easier time accessing experimental, cutting edge therapies under a new policy from the FDA.

The Food and Drug Administration Friday issued a set of four final guidance documents on how to include in cancer therapy trials patients with HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C; patients whose cancers have spread to the brain, which is common for late-stage lung cancers; and patients with organ dysfunctions.

They also lay out how to include children or when to include an adolescent in an adult clinical trial. The agency aims...

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