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Title: Recruiting children into cancer trials- role of the United Kingdom Children's Cancer Study Group (UKCCSG)
Authors: Ablett, S.
Pinkerton, C. R.
First Published: 27-May-2003
Publisher: Cancer Research UK, Nature Publishing Group
Citation: British Journal of Cancer, 2003, 11 (88), pp. 1661-1665
Abstract: The UK Children's Cancer Study Group (UKCCSG), established in 1977, provides a highly organised structure for both service provision and research, and represents the model to which the adult cancer community is currently aspiring. Since childhood cancer is so rare, it is both essential and feasible for the vast majority of children to be referred into the network of specialist centres, and also for the maximum number of children to be recruited into national and international clinical trials. Over the last 30–40 years there have been major advances in treatment, such that now approximately 70% of children diagnosed with cancer will be cured of their disease. The conduct of clinical trials in this patient population does, however, raise a number of specific issues and these are discussed in the paper.
DOI Link: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6600990
ISSN: 0007-0920
eISSN: 1532-1827
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: From twelve months after its original publication, this work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit
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