US cancer trials may go the way of the Oldsmobile

Nat Med. 2010 Jun;16(6):632. doi: 10.1038/nm0610-632.


Cancer clinical trials in the US are at a major crossroads. Current government-sponsored research is some of the best in the world, but the field shares a worrying number of similarities with the American auto industry in its heyday. For clinical research to survive, the field must transform itself now to prevent a similar decline.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Trials as Topic* / methods
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / therapy*
  • United States