Comparison of Survival Outcomes Among Cancer Patients Treated In and Out of Clinical Trials.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Journal of the National Cancer Institute (2014)

Keywords:

2014, April 2014, Public Health Sciences Division

Abstract:

Clinical trials test the efficacy of a treatment in a select patient population. We examined whether cancer clinical trial patients were similar to nontrial, "real-world" patients with respect to presenting characteristics and survival.