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Preferences
&Perceptions
In Clinical Research

Patients want information from their doctors. Patients and oncologists view the barriers to joining a trial differently. Talk with your doctor to determine if a trial is right for you.

doctors are a patient's preferred source
for clinical trial information1

52

Preferred to receive clinical trial information from their primary physician

20

Actually received clinical trial information from their primary physician

Patients get their information
from other sources as well1

  • 41

    Preferred to receive clinical trial information from their specialist

  • 20

    Actually received clinical trial information from their specialist

  • 32

    Preferred to receive clinical trial information from the internet

  • 46

    Actually received clinical trial information from the internet

  • 13

    Preferred their family

  • 15

    Actually their family

  • 20

    Preferred their pharmacist

  • 8

    Actually their pharmacist

  • 22

    Preferred advocacy groups

  • 11

    Actually advocacy groups

In Oncology

Doctors and patients have different perceptions
about barriers to clinical trial participation2

  • Oncologist Perceptions27
    23 Patient Perceptions
  • 61
    14
  • 45
    11
  • 67
    10
  • 38
    10
  • 59
    6
  • 53
    6
  • 33
    5
  • 33
    2
  • Current treatment perceived better
  • Fear of side effects
  • Not wanting to delay treatment
  • Fear of placebo
  • Insurance concerns
  • Location not convenient
  • Relocation away from family
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Family concerns
  • Percentage of oncologist-perceived reasons patients hesitate or decline to participate in clinical trials

  • Percentage of patient-reported reasons for and barriers to participation in clinical trials

Of patients who did not participate, most were not aware of appropriate trials2

65Not Aware

Oncologists are supportive when
discussing clinical trials with patients2

78

Oncologists reported providing assurance that clinical trials are something for the patient to consider

If you have any questions about
clinical trials, talk with your doctor

References
  1. CISCRP. 2013 Perceptions & Insights Study - Report on Clinical Trial Information Seekers. 2013. ciscrp.org/download/2013-perceptions-insights-study-clinical-trial-information-seekers/
  2. Fenton L, Rigney M, LICSW, Herbst, R. Clinical trial awareness, attitudes, and participation among patients with cancer and oncologists. 2006. http://patientperceptions.lillycoi.com/Clinical_Trial_Awareness_Article.pdf
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November 2017 R1.3
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