Advocacy groups act as matchmakers for clinical trials

04/26/2012 | Wall Street Journal, The

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, the Alzheimer's Association, JDRF and other patient advocacy groups increasingly match patients with clinical trials. More than half of trials in Phase II or III fail to complete enrollment within original timelines, and each year, 11% of research sites don't enroll any patients, according to Tufts University's Center for the Study of Drug Development.

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