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ARTICLE ON PARENT'S PERCEPTION OF CANCER TRIALS

By Jessica Elder
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

American Medical News presented an article about parents' perception of pediatric cancer treatment trials. The article stated that many parents who decided to enroll their children in treatment trials were dissatisfied with the consent process and felt rushed to make decisions. A third of the parents surveyed stated they did not have enough time to learn about the trial's protocols. The article can be found at the following link:
http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2010/11/15/prbf1115.htm
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