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Children and Clinical Trials

One of the most heartening statistics in cancer research is the cure rate for children. In the past several decades, the cure rate has increased from close to 30 percent to more than 75 percent18. This is because of medical advances made by clinical research. Today, about 60 percent of pediatric cancer patients are
About 60 percent of pediatric cancer patients are enrolled in clinical trials.
enrolled in clinical trials19, demonstrating the continued positive impact of research and the importance of expanding the participation rate for all other types of cancer. If more adults with cancer began to participate in cancer research, we might see a similar increase in cure rates for them.