Clinical Trials News

Clinical Trials News:  NCI-MATCH trial upends the normal way of classifying cancers for treatment: Instead of categorizing malignancies by the organ where they first appear, this method of sorting focuses on particular mutations in the genes of cancer cells.

“Instead of thinking of a breast cancer treatment or a lung cancer treatment or colon, it looks at the different mutations that occur in the tumors,” explains oncologist Robert Comis, who leads the study.

NCI-MATCH recruits people who have tried and failed the traditional cancer treatments.

Read the article: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/02/24/515226648/advice-from-patients-on-a-studys-design-makes-for-better-science