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The institution's principal publication for alumni, friends and physicians.
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"" Cancer Center Wins Role in Clinical Trials Campaign ""
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  New Formula for Lower CT Radiation Dose for Children  
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  Medical Center Rated Top Hospital For 5th Year in a Row  
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  Artificial Implants Replace Damaged Cervical Discs  
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  UC Davis Study Finds C-Section Safer for Breech Births  
     
  UC Davis Medical Center Among Top 50 Hospitals  
     
  Grant Aims to Improve Care of Chronic Illness  
     
  Patients' Requests Influence Doctors' Behavior  
     
  Career Satisfaction Down in Ob/Gyn Nationally  
     
  Cancer Center First in Clinical Trials Enrollment  
     
  New Chronic Disease Management Program  
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Fall 2003 Issue
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Cancer Center wins role in clinical trials campaign

UC Davis Cancer Center is the only California institution to receive a share of $6 million in grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health and five major drug makers to improve patient participation in early clinical trials.

UC Davis Cancer Center was awarded funding for a $1.1 million proposal aimed at overcoming barriers to participation in clinical trials, the studies that determine whether a new therapy is safe and effective.

Overall, only 3 percent of cancer patients participate in trials, a rate that has not improved in more than two decades. Low participation rates prolong drug development and delay patient access to potentially effective new agents.

"We hope our study will play a part in accelerating the pace of clinical-trials research nationally," said Primo N. Lara, Jr., assistant professor of medicine at UC Davis Cancer Center and principal investigator of the barriers study.


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