Revitalising cancer trials post-pandemic: time for reform

Cienne Morton*, Richard Sullivan, Debashis Sarker, John Posner, James Spicer

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The COVID-19 pandemic posed significant risk to the health of cancer patients, compromised standard cancer care and interrupted clinical cancer trials, prompting dramatic streamlining of services. From this health crisis has emerged the opportunity to carry forward an unexpected legacy of positive reforms to clinical cancer research, where conventionally convoluted approvals processes, inefficient trial design, procedures and data gathering could benefit from the lessons in rationalisation learned during the pandemic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1409-1414
Number of pages6
JournalBritish journal of cancer
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2023


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